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Presbyterian Church of Traverse City
702 Westminster Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686

Life Story / Obituary


Avis Pauline Wilson passed away peacefully at the Grand Traverse Pavilions surrounded by her loving family. Avis was born Aug. 20, 1928 in Grand Rapids, the youngest of nine children to Elizabeth and Ralph Brooks. All have been preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bernard Lyle Wilson, whom she married on Aug. 27, 1949 in Manton. Avis is also survived by her their children, Lyle (Nancy), William (Susan), Todd (Deb) and Bernadette; grandchildren, Jason, Kyle, Jonathan, Kathryn, Christopher and Benjamin; and great-grandchildren, Atreya and Paxton.

Following her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service was held with nephew, Larry Young, officiating.

The family expresses their sincere thank you to all of the Grand Traverse Pavilions - Dogwood staff.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City, 702 Westminster Road, Traverse City, MI 49686.

Please visit her web page at www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share a message with her family.

The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.