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Alice Elnora (El) Wilson


Friday, May 25, 2018

Thetford, Vt. — El Wilson, 94, of Thetford, passed away peacefully Sunday night, April 20, 2018 with family by her side. Born in Verona, Pa, she is the daughter of Albert and Alice (Thompson) Holden. El married the love of her life, the late Don E. Wilson, in 1950 and raised four children: Jane Wilson Chambers of Fairlee, Jack of Thetford, Mark of Barrington, N.H. and Martha Wilson Kelsay of Chico, Calif.

After 27 years of military service, El and Don became foundational in Thetford as they developed and managed the community’s Treasure Island on Lake Fairlee, a beloved family retreat.

El was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt whose family passion extended to her community. She was honored as “Most Outstanding Citizen” by her friends and neighbors in Thetford.

Having been an RN and operating room nurse, she taught operating room technique at Mary Hitchcock Hospital. She will be most remembered as a strong family and community advocate having had a full life committed and dedicated to others.

No services or ceremonies are planned.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that time or donations be made to your local food bank, it was her way.

In addition to her children, El is survived by four grandchildren: Mark Andrew, Ian, Aaron and Sarah and numerous nieces and nephews.