Maurice Vernon Wilson

Nov. 12, 1917 – July 17, 2018

Maurice “Morris” Vernon Wilson, 100, passed away July 17 in St. George, Utah. He was born Nov. 12, 1917, and raised in Bridgeton, New Jersey to Arthur Wilson and Ruth Dangler.

He graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1936 and worked at Seabrooks Farms.

Morris joined the National Guard, Company 44th Division in Bridgeton, New Jersey, in 1936 and was called to Federal Service in 1940. He was sent to Europe, serving in Italy, France, Germany and later, Korea. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1960, having served for 20 years with the rank of Master Sergeant.

He married Anna Huster on May 9, 1943. They moved their family to California where he worked for the Federal Reserve Bank and later for the Rowland School District, retiring from his second career in 1979.

Morris is preceded in death by his wife, Anna; son, Morris Wilson and daughter, Karen Nelson.  He is survived by his son, Frank (Doris) Wilson and daughter, Mary (Rox) Burkett; 14 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Private family services will be held.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit our website.

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