Mildred Leone Wilson

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Vancouver Funeral Chapel | Funeral Homes Vancouver WA
110 East 12th Street
Vancouver, WA

November 26, 1917 ~ March 20, 2018

Mildred Leone Wilson passed away peacefully on March 20, 2018 at the age of 100. She was born to Emil and Nora Brinkman on Nov. 26, 1917 in Waverly, IA, joining older siblings, Lucille and Glen.
Mildred married her lifetime love P.L. "Bob" Wilson in 1935. They had daughter, Patricia Ann in 1938. They have lived in Vancouver, WA since 1943 where Bob started a heating oil business and Mildred took calls, scheduled appointments and kept the books from home. During this time they welcomed daughter Jacqueline Joann. When Bob went into the real estate business, once again she was at his side helping to run the business. She was so proud of him and all of his accomplishments. Mildred was his biggest supporter in everything he did...Mayor of Vancouver, Real Estate Commissioner, Church Lay Leader and Civic Leader.
She was also a loving mother to Pat and Jackie. She nurtured her love of music in her girls. Jackie has fond memories of her mother playing the piano and singing. She played the clarinet in the marching band in high school, loved singing in the choir and playing bells in the bell choir at church.
Independent and hard working, Mildred continued to paint her house, mow her lawn, clean the gutters and spread bark dust in the spring. She continued to do these things well into her 90's.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, P.L. "Bob" Wilson and daughter, Patricia Ann Nicholson (Larry).
She is survived by daughter, Jackie Propp (John); four grandchildren, Mike Nicholson (Kathy), Jody Jensen (Kyle), Kaycee Propp Tolmie and Jonathan Propp (April); 10 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service for Mildred on Fri., March 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at the Vancouver First United Methodist Church, 401 E. 33rd St., Vancouver, WA 98663.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Vancouver First United Methodist Church.
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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 22, 2018
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