The Foreign Service Journal - March 2018

80 MARCH 2018 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL current events carefully and never failed to vote. She spoke French, German, Serbo- Croatian and a little Greek. A lifelong Epis- copalian, she taught her children to pray, have faith and be kind to others. She had recently celebrated her 95th birthday, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other close relatives, and just one week before her death held a festive family Thanksgiving at her farm. Family members remember her as a natural storyteller with a wonder- ful sense of humor and great common sense. All her life she imparted wisdom, advice and cautionary tales to those she loved—often delivered over excellent meals. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sis- ters, Lanier Dunn Poland and Frances McKee Dunn Cox. She is survived by her daughter, Elsie Wilson Thompson (and her husband, William McIlwaine Thompson Jr.) of Charlottesville, Va.; her son, Orme Wilson III (and his wife, Mary Hilliard Wilson) of Louisville, Ky.; and her stepson, Marshall Wilson (and his wife, Meg Mathes Wilson) of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren: William McIlwaine Thompson III (and his wife, CeCe Barfield Thompson), Alice Haven Thompson Boothby (and her husband, Willard Boothby), Anne Claiborne Thompson and Orme Wilson Thomp- son, all of New York City, and Caroline Wilson McDonald (and her husband, Ryan McDonald) of Portland, Ore.; two great-grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews and their families; as well as her sister, Hildreth Dunn Burnett of Cambridge, Mass. Donations in her memory may be made to the Foundation of the State Arboretum of Virginia, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA 22620, or to Bath County Christmas Mother, P.O. Box 292, Hot Springs VA 24445. n If you would like us to include an obit- uary in In Memory, please send text to . Include the date, place and cause of death, as well as details of the individual’s Foreign Service career. Please place the name of the AFSA mem- ber to be memorialized in the subject line of your email.