Lucille Wilson

Friday, October 1, 2010

Lucille Arkoosh Wilson, 92, of Hammett, passed away peacefully on Thursday Sept. 30, 2010, at her home, while surrounded by family and close friends.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Our Lady of Limerick Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at Our Lady of Limerick Catholic Church in Glenns Ferry. Burial will follow at Glenn Rest Cemetery in Glenns Ferry. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Lucille was born on April 6, 1918, in Gooding, where she and her five siblings were raised on a sheep ranch. Following high school, Lucille traveled to South Bend, Ind., to attend St. Mary's College, where she earned a degree in education.

Following college, Lucille returned to Idaho, where she met Wilbur F. Wilson at a wool grower's convention in Boise. The couple married on April 16, 1945, at St. John's Cathedral, in Boise. After their marriage, Lucille returned with Wilbur to Hammett to continue the Wilson farming and ranching tradition and raise a family.

Lucille and Wilbur had two daughters, Mary Alyce Wilson and Ann Teresa Wilson. Lucille and Wilbur raised their daughters on the ranch in Hammett, and passed the ranching tradition on to them.

Lucille's Catholic faith was the foundation of her spiritual life.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and reading. She loved to throw parties, she loved to be outside in the summer sun, but most of all, Lucille loved her family and friends.

Her time spent with Wilbur on the ranch and in the mountains created lasting memories and stories, which she recounted joyfully until her life's end.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur F. Wilson, three brothers, and one sister.

She is survived by her two daughters, three granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and one sister, as well as the Zabala family, of Indian Cove, Idaho.

To honor Lucille, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Limerick Church, in Glenns Ferry, P.O. Box 216, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623, or the American Heart Foundation, 270 S. Orchard St., Suite B, Boise, ID 83705.