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Larry Riley Wilson, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1947
Death: Nov. 15, 2009

CRYSTAL Funeral services for Larry Riley Wilson, Sr., 62, will be 11 a.m., today, Nov. 18, at the Cope Memorial Chapel, Gallup. The Rev. James Bennett, Sr., will officiate. Burial will be in family plot, Crystal.

Wilson died Nov. 15, 2009, in Fort Defiance. He was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Rehoboth, into the Red Running Into the Water People Clan for the Bitter Water People Clan.

Wilson was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the 1st Air Cavalry, and a huge supporter of the Army and Marines, Semper Fi. He was a member of the Crystal Veterans Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 1440. He attended Gallup High School and college at UNM and Parks Business School in Denver, Colo. He enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys, UNM Lobos, Boston Red Socks, Los Angeles Lakers, NCAA Basketball, WWF, military movies, rodeos, and Navajo Nation fair parades. Wilson was a steer wrestler, rancher, avid pool player, poker and craps player, hunter, fisher and joker. He really cherished the time spent with his grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Elrosa; sons, Larry Jr., Riley, Justin Sr., all of Crystal; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Wilson was preceded in death by his father, Henry H. Wilson; mother, Mary E. Wilson; daughter, Michelle J. Wilson.

Pallbearers will be Gene Wilson, Ron Wilson, Jim B. Wilson, Donovan Dez, Clinton Begay, Shauna Begay, Michael Begay, Tanya Dooline, Darren Tsosie.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Crystal Chapter House, following services.

Cope Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Crystal Cemetery
San Juan County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Nov 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44567309


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