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August 28, 1937 - July 10, 2021
She adored her many colleagues and helping kids was one of her true passions.
A celebration of life will be held in early August at Cobble Creek Golf Club.
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Carolyn Watts Wilson
August 28, 1937 – July 10, 2021
Carolyn Watts Wilson passed away peacefully Saturday, July 10th, 2021, at her home in Montrose, Colorado at the age of 83 after a nine-month battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Carolyn was born on August 28, 1937, in Harrisville, West Virginia.
Carolyn grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois and graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois in 1959 with a degree in Home Economics. Following college, she was a buyer in the fashion industry for various departments stores in Chicago and Denver. On April 27, 1963, she married the love of her life, Bob Wilson in a lifelong relationship they dubbed, “It’s a deal!”. They were married 53 years before Bob passed away in 2016.
After being a stay-at-home mom for many years, Carolyn returned to work in the mid 1980s at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, Colorado. Working first in the Career College Center and then in the Pupil Services department. Her more than 20-year career at Smoky Hill was the highlight of her mid-life. She adored her many colleagues and helping kids was one of her true passions.
Carolyn was a wonderful loving and caring mother, grandmother, wife, and friend, as well as an adored aunt and cousin. She was always bringing people together with her fun, kindness, and laughter. She will be missed dearly. Carolyn is survived by her daughter Laura Crittendon and her two children Ashley and Colten of Gunnison, Colorado; her son Keith Wilson, wife Jennifer and their son Clive of Santa Cruz, California; and sister Anita Gass of Naperville, Illinois.
A celebration of life will be held in early August at Cobble Creek Golf Club. Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory in Montrose is assisting the family.