A. Kathleen Wilson

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Former Durango resident A. Kathleen Wilson died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, in Farmington. She was 88.

Known as “Kay,” she was born to Lionel and Alice (Taylor) Wilson on Jan. 25, 1924, in Dunsford, Ontario, Canada.

On Sept. 7, 1946, she married Haddon Wilson in Toronto. They came to the United States in 1953.

In 1971, the Wilsons moved from New Jersey to Durango, where they owned the Silver Spur Motel and Restaurant until 1977. In 1979, they moved to Farmington and were active in local business and community affairs.

Mrs. Wilson was a former president of the Four Corners Federated Republican Women and a former volunteer at the Farmington Museum. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Farmington.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband of 66 years, Haddon Wilson of Farmington; daughters Carol McLaughlin of Durango and Deb Wiepz of Edgerton, Wis.; sons Steve Wilson of Flora Vista, N.M., and Robert Wilson of Sarasota, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Alternative Choice, 804 Dustin Ave., in Farmington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Northwest New Mexico Hospice & Home Care, 608 Reilly Ave., Farmington, NM 87401.

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