Linwood R. Wilson (1924-2008)

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FARMINGTON – Linwood R. Wilson, 84, of Wilton, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at the Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center in Farmington.

He was born on April 19, 1924 in Lincoln, the son of Bedford and Geneva (Lancaster) Wilson. He graduated from Lincoln schools. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Linwood served during WWII from 1943-45. During the majority of Linwood’

s working career he did administrative and bookkeeping work for various logging operations in the Presque Isle and Ashland areas. He was a life-member of the LeBlanc-Junkins VFW Post #9699 in Ashland and was involved in the Masons as a younger man.

Linwood enjoyed bicycling and could be seen just about anywhere riding. He also enjoyed cross country skiing, bowling, and playing pool. One of his greatest passions was art. He was very artistic and enjoyed creating pen & ink drawings and oil pastels particularly of outdoor scenes. Sharing his art with others was often his way saying, thank you to others.

He is survived by five daughters, Meredith Thompson and her husband, Ronald of Weld, Jeanne Ringo and her husband, Robert of North Glenn, CO, Karen Jordan and her husband, Michael of Presque Isle, Kristen Rydstrom of Bangor and Kimberly Harris and her husband, Eric of Chichester, NH; many grandchildren including great and great-great.

Memorial services will be held at a later date to be announced. Gifts may be given in Linwood’s memory to the Wilton Free Public Library, P.O. Box 454, Wilton, ME 04294, Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center Resident Activity Fund, 221 Fairbanks Rd., Farmington, ME 04938 or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Funeral Home, Cremation Service & Remembrance Centers, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington. Words of condolence may be sent to

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