Gerald Gerrard Wilson, used up the last of his nine lives and left his earthly bonds June 18, 2012 after tumbling down the stairs, where upon telling his wife he was fine and she should go on to bed. Born August 6, 1924 to William Wallace Wilson and Annie Falconer Gerrard. Preceded in death by his parents and siblings; William James, Margaret Susan, Merle Lawanna, and Gale Hubert Wilson and their spouses.
Dad had many chances in life to leave this earth, surviving a gunshot wound to the hand as a young boy, a heart attack at age 43 and then another one 20 years later, a heart bypass, a hematoma, a hip replacement and many near misses and a few hits to fingers and finger tips. But dad was true to his Scottish heritage, he was brave, fiercely loyal, and very stubborn! Gerald is survived by his "beautiful bride" of 66 years, Norma Grace Hill Wilson, and their children Julie Ann and Jeff Child, Gerald G. Jr. and Peggy B. Wilson, Nancy Gail and Tim Felman. He found great joy in his posterity and was very proud of his 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren soon to be 24. Gerald is survived by many nieces and nephews who would be glad to share a story or two about their "uncle Juddy."
Dad worked hard throughout his life to provide for his family, resulting in a long list of friends and acquaintances. Dad loved to be with his family. Many memories were made with mom and dad while cruising to Alaska and the Caribbean, traveling to Hawaii, Scotland, Jackson Hole and Yellowstone, Arches and Zion Parks, Disneyland and Disney World, driving the motor home cross country through Canada and the United States, and camping and fishing in the Uintahs, where we could always count on dad to share a few bad jokes around the campfire. Although dad's favorite place was home, where he always wanted to "take his old bones." Dad had a woodshop in the back yard where he created countless birdhouses, rocking horses, benches and wishing wells. Count yourself lucky if you have one of his creations, they were not always plumb or square, but they were made with love, and a little blood. We love you dad and grandpa, we will miss your grumpy smile.
Friends may call Friday morning June 22 from 10-11 a.m., at Russon Brothers Mortuary 295 North Main Street, Bountiful Utah. 11:30 a.m.. graveside service and interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Estates, 1640 E Lakeview Dr. Bountiful, UT.
Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.