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Gerald R Wilson


Gerald R. Wilson, 86, of Escondido, Calif.; died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at his home, surrounded by family.


He was born July 7, 192,2 to Ghlee and Maude (Lyberger) Wilson.

He married Loretta Bernice Kridner in 1953. She preceded him in death.

He is survived by one sister, Virginia Remington, Lena; one daughter, Cynthia (Darryl) Walker, Escondido, Calif. and two grandchildren, Amanda and Tyler Walker, both of Escondido, Calif.

He lived in Escondido, Calif. since 1964.

He was formerly of Vermont and owned the Vermont Hardware Store prior to moving to California.

After moving to California, he continued his work as an electrician. After retiring he spent half his time between California and Illinois.

He was a decorated veteran of World War II and also served in the Army Air Corps.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2009, at the Vermont Cemetery.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials may be made to the Elizabeth Hospice of Escondido, Calif. or to a local hospice organization.

Kost Memorial Home, Vermont, is in charge of arrangements.     


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