Friday, May 24, 2024

Carolyn Wilson Obituary


Carolyn Ann Wilson-Craig

December 24, 1949

Carolyn Ann Wilson-Craig, aka “Nanners”, was born to the late Lawrence “Doc” and Lila Elaine Wilson on December 24, 1949, in Whittier, California. Carolyn was raised in Rio Vista, California and moved to Morton, Washington in the late 60’s with her first and only husband. In 1969 she and her husband delivered their only child, Shannon Allena Craig, into the world. Carolyn graduated with a degree in Education from Pacific Lutheran University, in Tacoma in 1981. In 1989, Carolyn earned a master’s degree in education at the University of California, in Davis, CA. In 1998, Carolyn moved to Leavenworth, Washington to be closer to her daughter and her family.

Carolyn had different careers through her years and touched the lives of so many, but her pride and joy was her family. She was a teacher, a volleyball coach, a college level referee, and a Police Officer for both the Rio Vista Police Department and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians (where she earned her the nickname “Sarge”). In her later years, outside of her family time, Carolyn followed her two great loves, city government and theater. Until her passing, she was an active City Councilwoman in Leavenworth and Assistant Director for Leavenworth Summer Theater. Throughout her life, her Native American heritage was a passion she also loved to share.

Anyone who knew Carolyn adored her loving, positive, and carefree ways. She was truly loved by all and a pillar in her community. Family was everything to Carolyn. She spent much of her free time with her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Carolyn is survived by her daughter Shannon Allen (Steve Allen) of Leavenworth, WA; her grandchildren Missy McCarthy (Aaron, and his children Rylee and Austyn Jones) of Wenatchee, WA, Michael Allen (Emma Allen) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Lucas Allen of Seattle, WA; her great-grandchildren Caiden and Lillia of Wenatchee, WA; and her sister Diana Lacy (Craig Lacy) and many nieces and nephews of Rio Vista, CA. She is preceded by and now dancing in heaven with her mother, father, two brothers Larry (Butch) and Curtis and her nephew Jason Lacy