Born: Wed., Mar. 25, 1925
Died: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
Location: Memorial Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
Location: Memorial Baptist Church

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Funeral services for Alice Mary Wilson, 92, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Memorial Baptist Church in Wheatland, Wyoming.  Interment will be in the Wheatland Cemetery.
Alice died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Platte County Legacy Home in Wheatland.
Alice Mary Poggie Wilson was born Wednesday, March 25, 1925 on Long Island, New York.  She lived there with her family, often taking her younger brother, Richie, to the New York Yankee games where they watched Joe DiMaggio play.  She rode the train into the city where she worked for Bell Telephone Company as an operator.  In 1945, she and a friend rode the train to San Francisco, California where she continued to work for the telephone company during World War II.  She met Rowan Willis while he was stationed there with the United States Navy.  They were married in Morenci, Arizona and she moved to the Willis family ranch near Duncan, Arizona where her daughter Linda and son, Dick were born.  
In 1964, she married Norman J. Wilson and they began a lifelong adventure.  They traveled with his work throughout Arizona, Colorado, California, Nevada, Wyoming and even Algeria before finally returning to Wyoming where they found their favorite home.  
Alice and Norman loved being outdoors, boating and water skiing for years on Lake Mead at Las Vegas, and then at Glendo and Gray Rocks Reservoir at Wheatland.  When the grandchildren were little, they often took them fishing and camping in the Snowy Range.  
Known throughout her community as Granny, she attended baseball games, basketball games, rodeos, gymnastics and plays over the years to watch her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Granny liked to dance and loved to play cards at family holiday gatherings.  
Alice was known for her love of dogs, with many as part of her family.  Her last dog, Blondie, was her faithful companion after Norman passed away.
She was baptized as a young girl, and attended church regularly.  She read her prayers daily and loved Jesus her Savior.  
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband, Norman, on November 30, 2007.  
Alice was also predeceased by her parents, Eugene Poggie and Julia Ferraugio who came to the United States from Italy through Ellis Island. She was also preceded in death by her beloved brothers Joey Poggie, Ernie Poggie, and Richie Poggie and great-granddaughter McKenna Burke.
She is survived by her daughter Linda Willis of Wheatland, and son Dick (Tina) Willis of Wheatland.  She is also survived by her granddaughter Denise McDaniel, grandsons Shawn Willis, Sean (Lindsey)Burke, Frank Willis and Dennis Willis;  special great-grandchildren Jhett McDaniel, Jacey McDaniel, Drew McDaniel, Logan Willis, Cash Burke, and favorite nieces and nephew.
Serving as pallbearers will be Shawn Willis, Sean Burke, Frank Willis, Dennis Willis, Jhett McDaniel, Mark Kersting, and Bruce Derra.
Family and friends may call at the church on Friday from 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
A memorial to the Platte County 4-h Building Fund, 59 Antelope Gap Road, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
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Steven Stafford
   Posted Fri August 11, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Steve Stafford.

Dick and Tina and Family, thoughts and prayers are surrounding you. I know its never easy and she will be dearly missed, however, she had a great run and experienced much and appreciated even more. Sincerely Steve Stafford

Elvira Call
   Posted Wed August 16, 2017
My heart go out to you. She was a nice lady that was smiling always when we greeted at church.

Becky Gerlach
   Posted Thu August 17, 2017
To all of Alice's family. I loved her laugh and sense of humor. She was a fine lady who loved her life, her family, and friends. Treasure the best of your memories. They help you when you will struggle. She is with her God and other she loved. My sincere sympathy to you all.

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