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Evelyn Wilson

March 28, 1932 — March 12, 2015

Evelyn Marie (Gleich) Wilson, 82, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico formerly of Bismarck, ND, died December 14, 2014 in New Mexico.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, ND with Rev. Ron Hildahl officiating. Inurnment will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Beulah, ND at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 – 10:30 am on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan.

Evelyn was born on Easter Monday, March 28, 1932 in Dodge, ND to Frank and Rose (Zentner) Gleich. In 1936 Evelyn and her parents moved from Dodge to Beulah, where Frank owned and operated the Texaco service station. Evelyn grew up in Beulah and graduated from Beulah High School in 1950. After graduating she worked as a clerk in a grocery store in Beulah. Evelyn also taught a term of rural school south of Beulah, then moved to Bismarck and continued working as a grocery clerk.

In February 1959, she married Raymond P. Wilson. They had two children, JoAnn Lee and Kathleen Rae. After moving the family to Bismarck from the farm where they had been living, Evelyn started working for the Motor Vehicle Department of North Dakota, where she worked for over 20 years. After Ray suffered several heart attacks which forced him to retire. Since the North Dakota weather wasn’t working out so well for either of them anymore, they decided to start using their motor home and became snowbirds. The eventually settled in T-or-C, New Mexico.

Evelyn had a love for her whole family and everyone in it. She loved spending time with her daughter, helping her can. She also loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Throughout her life, Evelyn was a very strong and true friend. She was a very loving person who never had a harsh word for anyone, and you very rarely saw her upset. During the time Evelyn lived in T- or- C, she loved doing volunteer work wand was a member of the Sierra Hospital Auxiliary where she worked for the gift shop and the coffee shop. She loved baking for the Coffee Shop and enjoyed her work very much.

Evelyn will be deeply missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen Wilson and Brian Kraft; her grandson, Joseph Wilson; and her granddaughter, Holly Wilson all of Mandan, ND; her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Ray Hipfner of Beulah, ND and niece and nephew along with her many friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose (Zentner) Gleich; infant son, Michael Fetch; infant daughter, JoAnn Lee Wilson and granddaughter-in-law, Krista Wilson along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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