Mary Elizabeth Wilson
Wilson, Mary Elizabeth (nee Roberts) Born July 29, 1916, to Ruel W. Roberts and Inez Taylor Roberts in Edgerton, Wisconsin. Passed away on June 6, 2014 in Spring Park, MN. Graduate of Minneapolis Central High School and Oberlin College of Ohio in flute performance. Preceded in death by husband, Gilbert Avery Wilson and brother, Arthur Roberts. Survived by sons, John Taylor Wilson and Richard Allen Wilson; grandchildren, Nelson Earl (Lisa) Wilson and Elizabeth Ann Wilson; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews and a lifetime of dear friends and musical colleagues. Mary was a noted instructor of flute at Macalester College, Augsburg College, Hamline University, College of St. Thomas, College of St. Catherine and Bethel College, as well as many private students. She served as a church organist and choir director and as Principle Flutist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mary loved nature and especially enjoyed spending time with her husband and sons at the cabin they built on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Her warm, loving nature and friendliness will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace-Trinity Community Church, 1430 W. 28th St., Mpls., MN 55408. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials preferred to Grace-Trinity Community Church.
Published on June 15, 2014