1936 - 2012
In loving memory of Levetia Wyona Wilson, dear mother and grandparent.
Levetia was the youngest of 10 children born at home on July 25, 1936, in the city of Jackson, Mich., to Albert Otto Binchus and Mallissia May Mcfarland Binchus with the aid of her grandmother.
As a young girl growing up in the aftermath of the Depression years, her family had moved to Bellingham, Wash. Levetia first moved to the Walla Walla area in 1951 then later resided in Alaska, where she and her husband ran a logging outfit for some time.
In 1970 Levetia had made Walla Walla her permanent residence, where she raised three sons, Steven Michael Plummer (who preceded her in death) and her twin sons, Jim and John Wilson. In addition, she raised a grandson, Steven Michael Plummer Jr. All are of Walla Walla.
Levetia was a very giving and loving mother who worked hard to provide for her children. She enjoyed singing and writing country songs. She loved to go dancing. As a young girl, she enjoyed riding horses and performing in events. As a senior, she became an avid collector of antiques and did so enjoy second-hand stores and yard sales and for a short time, opened her own antique store. She really enjoyed watching programs like Antique Road Show and Storage Wars.
Levetia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell Wilson; five brothers, Bud, Fred, Claude, Fawnie and Jack Binchus; a sister, Helen Rothchilds; and a grandson, Jordan William Wilson. Her living siblings include Lillian Dalton, Al Binchus, and her closest sister, Lucille Foust of Milton Freewater. Levetia has also left behind two sons, Jim and John Wilson; eight wonderful grandchildren, all of the Walla Walla area, Steven Michael Plummer Jr., Larisa, Jasmine and Lily Berg, Jaden Wilson, Rachel Boschker, Celeste Plummer and Kursten Lacross.
Viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Levetia Wilson Memorial Fund through the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.