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Willie M. Wasson

September 13, 1923 April 14, 2018
Willie M. Wasson
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Obituary for Willie M. Wasson

Longtime resident of McMinnville, Willie M. Wasson, passed away at Brookdale in McMinnville, on April 14 2018. She was 94 years of age.
Willie was born in Japton, AR on September 13, 1923 to Hiram S and Eva (Gessner) Collier. She spent her youth in Japton, AR, Oklahoma and Carlton, OR. She married James A. Wasson, Jr. on May 3, 1942 in Carlton, OR. Her husband James served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theater then returned to Carlton. He re-enlisted during the Korean War and stayed in the Army through much of the Vietnam War, retiring in 1968.
Willie enjoyed fishing, camping and crafts. She was known as a very kind and generous person.
Willie was preceded in death by her husband Jim in 2007 and her two sisters Dolly Wasson and Mary Mason. She is survived by her two sons James III of Florence, OR and Gregory of Orlando, FL. and her daughter Nancy Love of McMinnville, OR. eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Willie Wasson of McMinnville will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, April 20th in the chapel at Macy and Son. A reception will follow the service. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR.
She is greatly missed.

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