July 27, 1940 - March 30, 2018
Judith Arrabella Wilson (Judy), 77, passed peacefully March 30, 2018 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.
Judy was born July 27, 1940 in Aberdeen, Washington where she attended Aberdeen High School. It was in front of her family home in Aberdeen where she met Steve Thomas Wilson, who happened to be dropping off a friend. They married in 1965 in Carson City, Nevada and eventually moved to Southern California, where they had two sons, Thomas Wilson and Mark Wilson. They eventually settled in Phoenix, Oregon, where they spent the last 30 years.
Judy was a wife, a mother, and she provided care to many children via the day care center she ran out of her home. Over her lifetime, she never hesitated to care for those in need. She loved animals and reading books and magazines, and enjoyed collecting articles she felt were important to American history. She traveled to Southern California, Aberdeen, and Vancouver to visit her family and cherished the time she had with her three grandchildren. She lived her life selflessly.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Steve Wilson; her son and his spouse, Thomas and Kim Wilson of Puyallup, Wash.; her other son, Mark Wilson of Phoenix, Ore.; sisters, Diane Hale of Thousand Oaks, California, Annette Lund of Vancouver, Wash., and Arlene Lewis of Aberdeen, Wash.; her brother, Chuck Spencer of Cosmopolis, Wash.; her granddaughters, Shelly Wilson of Westminster, Calif., Tysa Cunningham and Breeanne Wilson of Puyallup; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ida Mullins; father, Grover Cleveland Spencer; brother, Larry Spencer; and sister, Linda Vita.
For those wishing to pay their respects, a viewing will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Hull & Hull, 612 NW A St., Grants Pass, OR. The memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the same location. Those wishing to celebrate her life are also welcome to join the family for an informal gathering at 3:30 p.m. at Taprock Northwest Grill, 971 SE 6th St., Grants Pass, OR.