My grandma died today. Her name was Patricia Jean Wilson (Bell). She lived 87 very full years.
She grew up here. Her dad died of Valley Fever when she was a little girl. She graduated from Roosevelt High, and went on to get her Bachelors degree, Teaching Credentials, and her Masters. She married a U.S. Airforce Engineer named John 'Skip' Leroy Wilson and gave birth to their first baby (a boy) 9 months later. She next had two daughters, and the older one is my mom.
They moved each year and the first thing my grandma looked for was the nearest Methodist Church. She had a rock solid faith and loved the Lord with all her heart.
Grandpa Skip passed away and she became a widow at 57. She's been an active, and very independent lady as long as I can remember, completely dedicated to her church and her family.
And as for me... She never missed a ballet recital, choir performance, swim meet or birthday. I always knew she loved me even though she didn't talk about it. She was very stubborn but I wouldn't have her any other way... that's Grandma Pat.
These pictures were taken this week. She LOVED being with Elizabeth, and I am so glad for these last few days I got to share with her.
I will miss you so much Grandma!!!