Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Bertha Jane Wilson

Born: n/a

Died: 2/21/2005

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Former McCurtain County, Oklahoma, resident Bertha Jane Wilson, 81, passed away February 21, 2005, in the Florin Health Care Center, Sacramento, California.

A native of Valliant, Oklahoma, Bertha had lived 28 years in the San Francisco Bay area, seven years in Pacifica, California, and the last seven years in Sacramento. She loved sewing, quilting, beading, and loved being a Sunday school teacher and youth choir leader. She was proud of her Choctaw heritage and enjoyed going to all Indian events and powwows. Most of all, Bertha loved the Lord and loved to praise Him by singing Choctaw hymns and gospel songs and she loved spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Felker and Stella Austin, and a brother, Ervin Austin.

Survivors include three brothers, Bill Baken, Buddy Austin, and Benny Austin, all of Valliant; a sister, Eva Parrish of Riverside County, California; four sons, Jonathan Wilson of Alaska, Calvin C. Wilson Jr. of Pacifica, Anthony Wilson of Los Angeles, California, and Max Wilson of California; one daughter, Linda Wilson of Sacramento; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Bertha Jane Wilson