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Verda Wilson

| January 20, 2005 11:00 PM

Longtime Libby resident Verda B. Wilson, 94, died on Jan. 17, 2005, at Libby.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1910, in Memphis, Neb.

When she was a young girl the family moved to Wyoming, where Verda graduated from high school in 1928.

She married Jack Corbin and they had daughter Peggy Marie.

After the loss of Jack, Verda married Wayne Wilson and had daughter Arrah Lee.

Verda and Wayne moved to Libby in 1947 and managed a ranch in the Fisher River area before moving into town.

Verda spent her life devoting her time to her family, neighbors and community. She collected donations for the Heart Association, worked on the election board in Libby for 30 years and belonged to the Libby Woman¹s Club and the Farm Woman¹s Club.

In 1949 Verda was initiated into the Medora Rebekah Lodge No. 53 and in 1965 the state honored her with the Chilivary of Degree Pin. She worked at St. John¹s Lutheran Hospital as a nurse¹s aide until her retirement.

As a senior citizen Verda served as president, vice-president and site manager for the Libby Senior Citizens Center.

In August 1990 Verda was named Senior Citizen of the Year.

An active member of the Libby Christian Church, Verda¹s faith knew no bounds and came straight from her heart. She lived a Christian life and set an example for others through her kind words and humility.

Verda was preceded in death by her father, mother, husband, a sister and two brothers.

Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Moe and husband Lloyd, Libby; Arrah Lee Wilson and husband Merritte in Washington; sister Evelyn Johnston in Wyoming; six grandchildren, Jon Moe and wife Donna, Deborah Decker and husband Mark, all of Libby; Kelly Moe, Kalispell, Merritte Wilson II, in Hawaii; Lloyd W. Moe and wife Becky. in Idaho; Melissa Sadler and husband Lance in Washington, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Jan. 20, from 1-8 p.m. and on Friday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home Chapel.

A memorial service will be conducted the following week on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Libby Christian Church. Memorials may be made to Libby Senior Citizens, Box 1401, Libby.

Arrangements are under direction of the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.