Alaska Native and lifetime Kenai resident Elizabeth Wilson died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 79.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Archpriest Macarius Targonsky will officiate at the services. Burial will follow the funeral at the Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Cemetery near the church.
Mrs. Wilson was born Aug. 24, 1923, in Kenai. She was raised and received her education in Kenai. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai, Kenaitze Indian Tribe, V.F.W. Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Moose Lodge and the AMVETS.
"She loved being a mother and grandmother. She also enjoyed cooking and visiting with friends. She would read for hours on end and loved to dance. She really loved her children, making sure her family was well taken care of. It broke her heart when her son Rudolph Wilson Sr. passed away a few years ago. She was always kind and very happy. Whenever other friends or relatives passed away, she was always there wherever she was needed. She will be deeply loved and missed by all of her family and friends," her family said.
Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Joseph Oskolkoff; husband, Paul Wilson; and son, Rudolph Wilson Sr.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Arthur "Papa" Foss; sons and daughter-in-law, Paul and Nancy Wilson and Robert Wilson; daughters and sons-in-law, Doris Haskell of Adrian, Mich., Katherine and Bruce Horning, of Salamance, N.Y., Julia and Dan Carlson, Esther and William Segura Sr., and Dorothy Lecceardone; grandchildren, Greg Haskell, Kelli Carver, Douglas Lecceardone, Debra Jones, Henry Lecceardone, Paul Lecceardone, Michael Lecceardone, Leslie Kettle, Richard Lecceardone Jr., Kathleen Wilson, Rudy Wilson Jr., Christopher Wilson, Heather Wilson, Rachael Wilson, David Segura Jr., Sandra Wilson, Elizabeth Segura and William Segura Jr.; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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