Joan Wilson, of Longboat Key and formerly of Des Moines, Iowa, died May 7.
Born June 12, 1936, in Des Moines, she attended Monticello Women’s College, in St. Louis, and the University of Iowa, where she majored in English.
She met and married Frederick Wilson in 1956 and had two sons, Joseph and David.
After two years of military life, the couple lived and worked in Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and Canada.
Mrs. Wilson’s international experience included serving as editor of an expatriate newspaper in Lagos, Nigeria, and the startup and development of an English as a second language program at the International School in Jakarta, Indonesia. During that time, she attended a master’s program on international education at Michigan State University provided through the Jakarta International School.
Mrs. Wilson received special recognition from the university for papers she wrote on Third World children.
A service will take place Thursday, May 16, in Des Moines.
Currently 0 Responses
2 Power Networking Seminar
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
16 Business After Hours Networking Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golfer sees swinging success
Longboat Key resident Arlene McKitrick celebrated her 200th golf championship win this week at Sara Bay Country Club in an FSGA event.
Mote receives NOAA grant
Mote Marine Laboratory recently received a $99,615 grand for its dolphin and whale rehabilitation efforts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Correction: Heitlers to net 75 years in April
In its Sept. 18 issue, the Longboat Observer featured Plymouth Harbor resident George Heitler, a lifelong tennis player who has played tennis for most of his 99 years and is a regular at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.