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Dorthy N. Wilson was born June 14, 1931 in Herd, OK the daughter of Charles W. and Emily (Gilkey) Barker. She passed away on Monday, April 6, 2020 at Four Corners Heath Care in Durango, CO at the age of 88.
Dorthy was the youngest of eight children. She and her sisters loved to cook. She loved playing cards and games, and belonged to a dominos group and a bible study group. She also liked arts and crafts and the outdoors. Her family moved to Durango, CO in the early 1940’s. Dorthy graduated from Durango High School in 1949. She married Bill Wilson, class of 1947, on April 6, 1951. The marriage ended in divorce after 28 years. Dorthy was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Durango, and also loved gardening, travel and especially her family. She always looked forward to attending the yearly Barker Family Reunions that were held at the Rico, CO ball park.
Surviving Dorthy are her children, Susie Wilson Milligan of Plano, TX, Scott and Joanna Wilson of Durango, CO; her grandchildren, Erin, Tyler (Crystal), and Bailey; her great-grandchildren, Matthew and Michael; and her sister, Lucille, who will be 100 years old this year.
Inurnment will take place at a later date at Greenmount Cemetery in Durango, CO.
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