D orothy C. Wilson, 88, of Granville, NY, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Dorothy was born on May 28, 1923 in Medina, Ohio, daughter of Edna Gault and Oscar Culler. She studied science at Ohio State University culminating in a Ph.D. degree in bacteriology in 1951. During this time she met and married her husband, Donald E. Wilson. After completing post-doctorates at the National Institute of Health in Washington D.C. they lived in Geneva, NY; Greenville, Ill.; and Wilton, Conn., before moving their family of two sons to her final home at Hicks Orchard in 1974.
Dorothy, known by friends as “Dot” was a loving mother and grandmother, dedicated wife, enthusiastic farmer and gardener, avid reader and devoted Christian. She cared affectionately for her pet dogs and cats, masterfully worked crossword puzzles, and made the best apple pies on earth. As a business woman, she managed the marketing and finances and assisted in the crop production of the farm, and added much creative energy into successive harvest seasons. She and her sister Gaultine were the faces of the “pick-your-own” operation, greeting many thousands of customers over the years.
She is predeceased by her husband Don, and her siblings Donald Culler and Gaultine Cahill of Medina, Ohio.
She will be remembered by the many lives she touched by her generosity, humor, insight and care. She was a wise and loving mother and grandmother, and a great friend.
Survivors include her sons Daniel E. Wilson and his wife Susan Knapp and their children Jonah and Chaeli of Granville, and Scott C. Wilson MD and his wife Shannon and their children Zoe, Zia, Zara, and Kendall of Winston-Salem, NC; her nieces Tina Cauller of Plano, Texas, Iretta McFadden of Wooster, Ohio, and Linda Cash; and her nephews Jamie Culler of Westfield Center, Ohio, and Donnie Culler; and many close friends around the country.
A funeral service was held on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, NY, 12832.
Our family would like to express our great appreciation for the professional and caring attention Dorothy received from The Orchard, Granville Family Health Center, and the Glens Falls Hospital.
Donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to the SPCA of Upstate New York, PO Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.