Rebecca Wilson | Obituaries | Etoile Terre Haute Tribune
Rebecca ann wilson
December 24, 1957 –
August 17, 2021
CONROE, Texas – Light, love and laughter are what will be remembered by Rebecca Ann Wilson. She has spent her life growing up and caring for her family like the expert gardener that she was. She had a knack for making others feel like they’ve always been part of her family tree, no matter when they were planted in her life.
The youngest of twelve children, Rebecca was born on December 24, 1957 in Terre Haute, Indiana, to loving parents Robert and Lillian Switzer. Her parents and siblings James, Earl, Marie, Carl and Jack Switzer welcomed her to Heaven on August 17, 2021 in Conroe, Texas.
She is survived by Harry (Nandy) Switzer, Paul (Paula) Switzer, Mary Montgomery, Betty Patterson, Danny (Frieda) Switzer and dozens of loving nieces and nephews.
She loved her family deeply and always brought hugs, laughs, chicken and dumplings to every family reunion.
She had also grown up a beloved church family. His faith and love of music were nurtured there. Rebecca learned to play the piano by ear herself and has fond memories of singing and playing the piano with loved ones during church services.
Rebecca added another branch to her family when she married her 46-year-old childhood sweetheart and best friend, William F. Wilson, Jr., on June 8, 1975. Their family and capacity for love grew with it. the birth of each of their three children, Bill (Annie) Wilson III, Angela (Derek) Rusin and Carrie (Michael) Page; and six grandchildren.
She taught her family to be kind in word and deed, to go beyond her comfort zone to experience all that life has to offer (even if it causes her anxiety), and to find joy in things. little things that make up life, baking cookies, catching fireflies while camping and watching movies together. Her six grandchildren were her pride and joy and will forever be grateful for the memories of Sunday morning French toast, board games and impromptu snacks.
She added more branches to her family with colleagues and neighbors. She enjoyed working at both the AP&S Clinic in Terre Haute and Sterling Ridge Orthopedics in the Woodlands, as well as a variety of nursing homes.
Not only has she supported her friends and colleagues, but she has also become a staunch advocate for every patient who has come across her desk.
Rebecca had the gift of truly touching people in a deep and positive way, leaving a lasting impression on everyone blessed to meet her. If you’re lucky, you might even get one of the gorgeous quilts she’s devoted so much love and attention to.
We are comforted to know that she is in Heaven with a smile, a shoemaker and a warm quilt reminding us that she can’t wait to kiss us in person again. Family, friends and others whose lives have been blessed by Rebecca are invited to join us for a celebration of life which will take place at a later date.
Published on August 22, 2021