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Catherine "Kay" Wilson
August 30, 1928 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Catherine (Kay) Theresa Wilson, also known by her maiden name Catherine Carone, passed away on January 8, 2024, at the age of 95 in Jenison, Michigan. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Kay is survived by her son Michael Wilson (Gerianne) and her daughter Sandra Wilson (Vikki Johnston). She was also a cherished grandmother to Lauren Wise (Justin), Alyssa Norris (Steven), and Kevin Wilson (Alexis), and a beloved great-grandmother to Tommy, Daniel, Audrey, George, Henry, and Luke. Kay is preceded in death by her son Anthony Wilson, her sister Josephine Thompson, and her mother Margaret Carone.
Kay had a fulfilling work career, having worked as an employee at Kresge's, a telephone operator at Meijers, and a server at Westgate Bowling. She was known for her dedication and hard work throughout her professional life. A highlight of her personal life is when she saved up to visit the Holy Land where she truly enjoyed herself there, took many photos and loved sharing them with anyone who was willing to look at her album.
In her free time, Kay enjoyed various hobbies including golfing, bowling, and gardening. These activities brought her joy and allowed her to express her creativity and love for the outdoors. Her backyard was full of beautiful and unusual flowers, which she planted. She loved walking it daily to enjoy its sights and smells.
Kay's life was also enriched by her faith, as she was a life-long member of St. Jude's Catholic Church, where she volunteered, finding solace and community. She was also a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Fraternity, Franciscan Order.
Kay was very active at Northview Senior Center, where she often joined friends on out-of-town bus trips. She also loved fish dinners at the Casino Club. She frequently went to a nearby gym, attending yoga classes to keep herself physically active as much as possible after retiring.
A memorial visitation to celebrate Kay's life will be held on January 17th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Memorial Alternatives located at 2432 Fuller Ave NE Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505. There will also be a Catholic blessing and prayer at 5:00 pm.
Catherine Theresa Wilson will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing her. May she rest in peace.