Soldotna resident Jessie Marie Mettille died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, surrounded by her family at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 84.
Graveside services were held Saturday at Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof. A celebration of life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ, 36195 Murray Lane, in Soldotna. Pastor Camille Morris will officiate.
Mrs. Mettille was born July 8, 1919, in Sand Creek, Mich., to Merton James Wilson and Lola Estella George Wilson. On Jan. 20, 1943, she married Paul C. Mettille in San Bernardino, Calif.,while she was employed as a telephone operator and Paul was in the U.S. Army. Upon retiring, Mrs. Mettille moved to Soldotna with her husband in 1991 to be near their children and grandchildren.
"God, her husband of 60 years, and her six children were the center and most important things in her life. She was a woman of great integrity and full of love. She was loved by all who had the privilege to know her," her family wrote.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Roscoe Wilson, Woodrow Wilson and Robert Wilson.
Mrs. Mettille is survived by her husband of 60 years, Paul of Soldotna; sons, Paul L. Mettille of Soldotna and Charles W. Mettille of Soldotna; daughters, Pauline Parisot of Ottawa, Ill., Sherry Larson of Soldotna, Candace Robinson of Lynnwood, Wash., and Claudette Barber of Soldotna; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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