Shirley Wilson

July 22, 1938-Sept. 5, 2020

Shirley Wilson, 82, rur-

al Minot, died peacefully

on Saturday, September 5,

2020, in her home with

her loving family at her


Shirley Louise was born

on July 22, 1938, in

Williston, ND, to Vernon

and Gladys (Scott) Sher-

man. She was raised and

educated in Williston and

graduated from Williston

High School. She served

in the U.S. Navy for a

short time prior to receiv-

ing a medical discharge.

Following her discharge,

she resided in California,

where she was employed

as a massage therapist and

horse and dog trainer.

Shirley married Willi-

am Wilson on October 10,

2004 in Spokane WA.

They made their home in

Sequim, WA where she

enjoyed her retirement

years. William died on

November 13, 2017 and

Shirley moved to Fargo

shortly thereafter before

moving to Minot in 2019.

Shirley was a member

of Lighthouse for the

Blind and especially en-

joyed photography, hiking

and yoga. But most of all

she was known for her

magic massage hands and

feisty spirit.

Shirley’s loving family

includes her children:

Katrina Smart (Richard)

Poline of Inglewood, CA,

Denise Smart Wilson of

Redondo Beach, CA, Jen-

nine (Ben) Seitz of

Hawthorne, CA, and

Yvonne Marie Lynch of

Corona, CA; fifteen

grandchildren; siblings:

Sharon, Bucky, Bobby,

Michael, Helen and Eliza-

beth and several nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Shirley was preceded

in death by her parents,

husband, son: Bryon Holt

and siblings: Jim Sherman

and Leonard Goltz.

Celebration of the Life

of Shirley Wilson: Sep-

tember 26, 2020, at 3:00

p.m. in the River of Life

Assembly of God. Mem-

ories and condolences

may be shared at www.



Arrangements have

been entrusted to the Tho-

mas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.