Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Connie Rae Wilson, 83

| July 30, 2020 1:00 AM

Connie Rae Wilson went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2020, at St. Luke Hospital in Ronan, surrounded by her children.

Connie was born April 25, 1937, in Kalispell to Lucille and Ford Peckham. She attended and graduated from Flathead County High School, where she was a member of the drill team. One of her fondest high school memories was marching in the Portland Rose Festival Parade.

Connie was a loving mother to her children and a second mom to many; a devoted wife, sister, grandmother and mother-in-law. She was a huge supporter of all her children and grandchildren, attending as many events as she could manage and cheering for all.

Connie married Richard “Dick” Wilson on Aug. 12, 1956, at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Kalispell. She and Dick had 55 years together until his death in 2011, raising four amazing children. Connie and Dick were partners in life; they also started a family business, Dick Wilson Trucking. It was truly a family business employing Dad, Mom, and all four children.

Connie enjoyed camping and boating with her family. Connie loved to garden; her flowers were her pride and joy. She was passionate about her animals, especially her horses. She loved sharing her hobbies with family and friends.

Connie was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi for over 30 years and enjoyed helping with many of their civic activities. She was especially fond of working the Beta Booth at the Western Montana Fair. After retirement, Connie was active in the Foster Grandparent program in the Polson elementary schools. She loved spending time with the children.

Connie is survived by her sons, Richard (Karen), Randall (Kari) and Scott; grandchildren, Jenifer (James) Layton, Jeremy, Rich (Candace), Brandi (Jeremy) DeGier, Craig (Heather), Jessica (Shane) Olson, Josh (Kari) Schoening, Tanner, Jarrett, Trent and Colter; and 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Victor Green, numerous cousins and friends.

Connie will be welcomed in heaven by her husband, Richard Wilson; her mother Lucille (Gust) Green; daughter Tamara Jones; and great-grandchildren Norah Wilson and Camden Olson.

To share memories of Connie and sign the online guestbook go to www.lakefuneralhomeandcremation.com.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of Connie’s life will be held next summer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Norah Foundation; https://www.thenorahfoundation.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.