By HDN Staff
GILDFORD Marvin Levi "Red" Wilson, 70, died at a Great Falls hospital of bone cancer Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kremlin Lutheran Church. Family graveside services and burial were already held at Highland Cemetery in Havre.
Wilson was born Dec. 13, 1929 in Iliad to Roy and Dorothy (Johnson) Wilson. He grew up and received his early schooling in Harlem. He finished his formal education at Havre.
At 13, Wilson went to work full time for area ranchers to support his younger brothers and sisters before taking a job at Vita Rich Dairy in Havre.
Wilson married Evelyn Hoiseth on Oct. 7, 1951 in Havre. They purchased a ranch on the Cow Island Trail. In 1967, the moved to a farm near Gildford.
Wilson was a past president of the Havre Eagles and was a member of the Masons and Shriners.
He enjoyed working, gardening, camping, and picnicking. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle and cribbage, and liked to play practical jokes. He particularly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a member of the Kremlin Lutheran Church.
Wilson was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Alvin "Bud" Wilson.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn of Gildford; sons, Marvin Wilson of Chester and Brett Wilson of Conrad; daughters, Paula Miller of Gildford and Karen Youso of Prineville, Ore.; brothers, Kenneth Wilson and Ernest "Tiny" Wilson, both of Havre; sisters, Betty Ost of Spokane, Wash., Rose Brown of Vancouver, Wash., Lilly Howard of Sweet Home, Ore., and Eva Callahan of Santa Anna, Calif.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.
Memorials may be given to the Gift of Life.
Arrangements are by Rockman Funeral Chapel of Chester.