Gene E. Wilson, 68, of Alstead and formerly of Kent, WA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, with the love of his family by his side after a brief period of declining health.
Gene was born on November 25, 1953, in Bellows Falls, VT to the late Loretta (Monty) and George “Lefty” E. Wilson. He was educated at Fall Mountain High School in Langdon, class of 1971. Gene earned his Bachelors degree in Engineering at Washington State University.
Gene exchanged vows with the love of his life Barbara “Bobbie” A. Taylor and have been together for 28 years.
Gene worked for the United States Government Department of Defense for 38 years until he retired at the age of 55. Gene worked for the Department of Defense for NASA programs. He received the Silver Snoopy Award which is a special honor that is awarded to NASA employees and contractors for outstanding achievements related to human flight safety or mission success. Gene was a in the United States Air Force. He was a Vietnam Veteran and was on the Special Forces. He completed 3 tours as a contractor for the Department of Defense in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Gene had many hobbies such as being outdoors and farming. He also was a Mason in Langdon, along with being a member at the 2nd Congregational Church in Alstead.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife Barbara “Bobbie” Wilson of Alstead, his four children Amber M. Wilson and husband Vincent Lane of Washington, Vanessa M. Hoff of Washington, Winter L Pemberton and husband Scott of Oregon, Summer J. Bettis and husband Joshua of Arizona. Along with his six siblings Frank, Annie, Valerie, Mary, Lori, Annette, his ten grandchildren Gavin, Jackson, Jessamyn, Austin, Kiara, Mikayla, Kyzen, Billie, Joshua, Steven, and his four great-grandchildren, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Gene is now rejoined with his parents along with his two siblings Larry and Denny.
At Gene’s request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made to the 2nd Congregational Church of East Alstead, P.O. Box 429 Alstead, NH 03602.
Services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Homes and Crematories, Keene. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.