Dolores Barnes Wilson

Dates

May 11, 1924 - December 3, 2010

Obituary

   

 

Dolores Barnes Wilson was born May 11, 1924 at Mitchell, SD to Sylvester and Josephine (Drees) Barnes. She grew up in Mitchell attending Eugene Field and Whittier grade schools and Notre Dame Junior High.  On May 11, 1957 she married Roy Wilson at Alexandria, SD. Over the years she was employed by the Armour Creameries, Mitchell Produce, the Widmann and Lawler Motels and Lounge, Moonlite Bar, Cactus Bar and the Davison County Welfare Office. She was a Mitchell Historian and in 1980 she authored the book “From The Wrong Side Of The Tracks”.

She is survived by her husband, Roy of Dell Rapids; two daughters: Patty Behrend of Minneapolis, MN; Nancy Wilson of Tea, two sons: Michael Wilson of Minneapolis, MN; Roy Wilson of Lincoln, NE; one step-daughter, Cheryl Kraft of Minneapolis, MN; two step-sons: Gene Wilson of San Pedro, CA; Rod Wilson of Manhattan Beach, CA; a sister-in-law, Bernita Barnes of Mitchell, four grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, John Lee Wilson, five brothers: Don, Delmar, Bernard, Bob and James, two sisters: Evelyn Hohn and Norma Phillips.

 

 

 

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Time
10:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by Patty Mullivan Overweg on December 9, 2010
You have my deepest sympathy. I've known Roy and Dolores forever and played with Patty and rode horses at their farm. When my dad died, I was so sad, sitting on our steps and I looked up, and there was Dolores, with my favortie goulash that she knew I loved. What a comfort for a young girl when she cried with me that day. She was a wonderful lady and I remember you all fondly.
Posted by Mary Ann Mullivan Rudebusch on December 9, 2010
So sorry to hear of Dolore's passing. I remember her when I was growing up as a neighbor, when they lived on the farm. I enjoyed being a classmate of John's and losing him was very sad. Delores sent me a birthday card on my 60th birthday, as John and I shared birthdays, and I know that must have been hard for her. I haven't read her book, but I will, and look forward to it. I thought she was very glamorous when I first knew her and I was growing up. I'm sure you all have very good memories to comfort you now, and be glad she lived a long and full life.
Posted by Dan Berg on December 7, 2010
To Roy, Nancy and the rest of Delores family, I extend to you my sympathy and prayers. I was blessed to become one of Delores's many friends. Over the years she and I had some awesome races to rummage sales to see who would find the antiques first. The year and a half that I rented the apartment from them hold some wonderful memories. I shall miss Delores dearly and I treasure her book, "From the Wrong Side of the Tracks." I am honored to be counted among her friends! Dan Berg, Alexandria, Louisiana
Posted by Linda Morehead on December 6, 2010
My sympathy to Roy and Nancy and the rest of her children, What a tresure has been lost. Delores was a wonderful, fun friend who,loved life and lived each day to the fullest. She bightened many lives with her wonderful stories and views on things! She will be sadly missed but never, ever forgotten. I'm glad to have been her friend! Linda Morehead
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