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John Martin posted a condolence
Thursday, September 3, 2020
In 1950, when I was 7, Aunt Wilma and Uncle Jesse moved into a house trailer next to our farmhouse, to help with work on the farm. My mother, Mary Dourte, was a full time school teacher, and my dad ,Roy, was a full time banker, and, Lord knows, they needed help running a 125 acre farm. Aunt Wilma was spunky, and so was my mother, but somehow they managed to get along. I was Uncle Jesse’s buddy. He let me help to clean out the cow stables, help him check muskrat traps, and taught me how to pole vault. He also bought a herd of goats, who ate a whole pile of old wood shingles in the yard. Aunt Wilma and Uncle Jesse were efficient. When I travelled to Ohio with them, they saved time by switching drivers without stopping. Aunt Wilma was a good shot; she bagged a few deer from our front porch. We not only shared the venison, but also butchered beef and pigs together. Aunt Wilma was fast; I can still see her running across Roxbury Campground when she was in her 70’s. Among her prayers was that God would freeze the arms of Democrats while voting for Obama. Dear Aunt Wilma, she really shared her love. I remember her hugs. What a treasure! John Martin
LOWELL E HERR posted a condolence
Sunday, August 30, 2020
This is nephew Lowell Herr, son of Wilma's brother Millard. When I was 12, my California family took a trip to see the relatives "back east" (1962). A lasting memory was created playing softball (fast pitch). There were enough of us to make two teams--Aunt Wilma and I on opposing sides. She was the pitcher and she hurled a hardball. And what a competitor she was! rallying her team and arguing over balls and strikes. She was a good athlete. That's how I remember her--that, and on a later visit seeing her wield a shotgun going after some pesky crows. In later years I'd see Aunt Wilma and Uncle Jessie when the Brethren in Christ Church would hold its General Conference at our family's home church the Upland California. What a spirited as well as spiritual woman Aunt Wilma was.
The Sharpes (Doris, Alan, Jim, Ruth and Don) planted a tree in memory of Wilma Dourte
Sunday, August 23, 2020
In loving memory. You will remain in our hearts forever. Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree
June & Bob Lancaster posted a condolence
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Our sympathy to the Dourte family. The Longenecker family has fond memories of Wilma. She was a special neighbor. Neighbors on Prospect Rd. Elizabethtown. June and Bob Lancaster
Ethel Stoner posted a condolence
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Dear Cousins, I rejoice with you that Aunt Wilma is "Finally Home!" My memories of her include her warm hospitality and the great food she prepared. Her cheerful smile and the way she greeted you with a warm hug. And her strong prayer life, that touched many of us. May knowing how many lives her life touched bring you joy! Love, Ethel
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Friday, August 14, 2020
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