George C. Wilson

George C Wilson was the oldest of three brothers (Howard and Richard), and was born to Bert & Ella Wilson in Mount Vernon, Washington, on February 21, 1935. He called many places home over the years; including Birdsview and Concrete, before George and his family settled in Ferndale in 1943.

His teenage years through high school were spent helping tend to his family’s farm and milking their 30 head of cattle. When he wasn’t working on the farm he was a four-sport athlete, and was a stand-out football player for Ferndale High School. 

At the age of 16 he worked for the Forest Service for two summers fighting forest fires, and building trails. When he turned 18 he spent two years in the logging industry, falling timber for his Dad and was considered one of his top fallers.   

He met the love of his life, Norma Ogle, and they married in 1955. They made their home in Ferndale where they started a family. He transitioned from the Forest Service into the oil industry where he worked for General Petroleum, that later became Mobil Oil. Towards the end of his career he spent six months in Saudi Arabia building an oil refinery before retiring in 1992. When he retired they eventually made their home in Lynden, Washington.  Norma passed away in 2018.

George and Norma spent a number of years traveling the country in their RV, settling into the snow bird lifestyle in Arizona during the winter months.

He is survived by his two children, Renee Bliss (husband Bill) and Ron Wilson (wife Lynda), who blessed them with three grandchildren (Tyler, Dustin, and Amber) who in turn blessed him with four great grandchildren (Jasmin, Liam, Bailey, and Hannah). 

George had many friends over the years, but was extremely blessed to call Sue Sorenson a friend. She was like one of the family, and an additional cheerleader for him. Last, but certainly not least, was his cat, Sophie. She was a fiercely loyal companion, who always managed to put a smile on his face.

In memory of George, the family asks that donations be made to Dementia Support Northwest.

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