CULBERTSON -- Patricia Jane Wilson, of rural Culbertson, died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 60 years old.
Patricia was born Aug. 30, 1948, in Stamford, Conn. to August T. and Jane (Johnston) Albeke. She graduated from Englewood High School, Englewood, Colo., in 1966 and continued her education at Parks School of Business graduating in 1967.
On Nov. 29, 1967, she was united in marriage to Darwin Lee Wilson at Denver, Colo. To this union two children, Trevor and Diane, were born. They moved to a farm north of Culbertson in 1967. Patricia was an instrumental part of the farming operation as well as a Resident Support Staff for Southwest Area Training Service in McCook.
She loved working in her yard and flower garden, genealogy research, an avid Nebraska Husker football fan as well as a Yankee fan, and her dogs. She especially enjoyed the time spent with her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, August and Jane Albeke; two brothers, Elliot and Neil Albeke; one sister, Judy Loomis; and four brothers-in-law, Leonard Walker, Reed Loomis, Virgil Wilson and Jerry Felker.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Darwin Wilson of Culbertson; son, Trevor Wilson and wife, JoAnn of Mount Orab, Ohio; daughter, Diane and husband, Daniel Adelman of Pierce; two brothers, Whitney Albeke and wife, Donna of Rhode Island and Richard Albeke of Denver; one sister, Susan Johnson of Denver; brothers and sisters-in-law, Velma Walker, Vonda (Loomis) Gigax and husband, Paul, Norma Wilson, Shirley Bishop and husband, Jack, Sharon Felker and Dwaine Wilson and wife, Kay; five grandchildren, Isaac, Samantha, Zane, Jenna and Sophie; and hundreds of nieces and nephews, relatives, and a host of friends.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Visitation will be today starting at 9 a.m. with the family greeting friends from 4 -- 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Memorial services will be Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 10:30 a.m. at Carpenter Breland Chapel with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. Inurnment will be in the Culbertson Cemetery.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.