Richard Alton Wilson

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Death 18 Feb 2010 (aged 51)
Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon, USA
Burial Hood River, Hood River County, Oregon, USA
Plot Block J, Row 3, Grave 1
Memorial ID 156930272 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Published in The Chronicle Newspaper. Rick Alton Wilson 1958-2010--- Rick Wilson passed away in a tragic car accident in Newport, Oregon while on vacation on February 18, 2010.
Richard Alton Wilson was born February 26, 1958 in Portland, Oregon to Dona and Cecil Wilson. He attended Peninsula grade school and graduated from Jefferson High School in Portland in 1976. He enlisted in the US Navy after graduation and continued to serve until he retired in 1995. His final assignment was as the Lewis County Naval Recruiter. In 1983 he was awarded the Sailor of the Year award while serving at the Federal Building in Portland, Oregon. He served on the USS Hector, the USS New Jersey and did a world cruise on his favorite battleship USS New Jersey, and also served on the USS Gompers.
On September 24, 1976 he married Susan Wheeler. They recently celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary.
Rick spent the last 10 years as an employee of Trans Alta in Centralia.
Besides his wife Sue, Rick leaves behind 3 children: Sharity (Kyle) Knapp, Samantha Wilson and Chris (Lindsey) Wilson. Grandchildren: Mikey, Kaily, Annika, Ava and Jordan. His Mother, Dona Wilson of Portland. Brothers: Robert (Marge) Wilson of Gladstone, Oregon, Gary (Judy) Wilson of Albany, Oregon. He was predeceased by his father Cecil.
Rick was supportive of his community in many ways. He was an active member of Lewis County A.B.A.T.E. (especially the Toy Drive), The Puget Sound and Willamette Miata Club, The Fleet Reserve Association and TransAlta TACT.
Rick was a free spirit who lived and loved life to the fullest. He was a wonderful husband, father and Papa. Family was the most important thing to Rick. He would drop everything to support his family or friends in a time of need. Rick loved to travel, especially on his Harleys, Bobbi-Sue (The Dyna) or Olivia (The Electra Glide Classic), or in the Miata.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of Rick's favorite causes. Friends of Lewis County Animal Shelter, PO Box 1421, Chehalis WA 98532 or Lewis County A.B.A.T.E. toy drive. PO Box 1108, Centralia WA 98531
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Ashes buried 10-12-2012


In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Sponsored by Ancestry


  • Maintained by: Pete and Betty
  • Originally Created by: Jeffrey Bryant
  • Added: 10 Jan 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 156930272
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Alton Wilson (26 Feb 1958–18 Feb 2010), Find a Grave Memorial no. 156930272, citing Idlewilde Cemetery, Hood River, Hood River County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Pete and Betty (contributor 48366769) .