Funeral services for Helen Wilson will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at St. Matthews Catholic Church with Father Cliff Jacobson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and a prayer vigil service at 6:00 p.m. at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
Helen (Erisman) Wilson, age 90, passed from our lives on June 22, 2012 in Gillette, Wyoming. Helen's love for her family and her friends and the love they feel for her will never be forgotten.
Helen was born on May 9, 1922 to Charles Wilben and Alta (Perry) Russell in Herrick, Illinois. She had two younger sisters, Johanna (Flaherty) and Charlotte (Huffmaster). In 1939, she graduated from High School in Dunkle, Illinois. Helen married Roscoe (Bud) Conklin Erisman in October, 1940. Helen and Bud raised 9 children, 7 boys (Don, Ron, Roscoe, Rick, Tom, Gene, Robert) and 2 girls (JoAnn and Rene). Helen was employed in a variety of occupations throughout her years and retired from the IRS. She enjoyed country music, dancing, bingo, loved to travel and most of all her family and friends. She had a particular passion for babies. Helen was active in numerous Catholic Church parishes.
Helen is survived by 5 sons: Don (Julie) Erisman, Roscoe (Debbie) Erisman, Gene (Kathy) Erisman, Robert (Tammie) Erisman all of Gillette, Wyoming and Ron (Carol) Erisman of Craig, Colorado; 2 daughters: JoAnn (Anthony) Bonilla, Round Rock, Texas and Rene Crump of Taylor, Texas; 29 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren; both of her sisters Johanna Flaherty of Austin, Texas and Charlotte Huffmaster of Pana, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Charles and Alta (Perry) Russell; husbands Roscoe Erisman and Don Wilson; sons Rick and Tom; grandsons Chris, Shawn, and Levi.
Memorials are suggested to the Close to Home Hospice of Gillette, and may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, Wyoming, 82716 or condolences via the internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.
Read Helen Wilson's Obituary and Guestbook on www.gillettememorialchapel.com.