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Legislator, educator Wilson dies
Roswell Daily Record ^ | 7/12/06 | Erin Green

Posted on 07/12/2006 12:06:38 PM PDT by brytlea

State Rep. Avon Wilson died Monday at her Roswell home after a long battle with cancer. She was 76.

Wilson, a retired school teacher and former director the Adult Basic Education Program at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, had represented District 59 in the New Mexico House since 2000. The district includes part of Roswell.

She was a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Labor and Human Resources Committee. Wilson, a Republican, also served on the Welfare Reform Oversight Committee, which meets between sessions.

Throughout her illness, said State Rep. Dan Foley, R-Roswell, Wilson would ask about what was happening in Santa Fe, expressing concern for her constituents.

Wilson did not attend the 2006 Legislature because of her illness.

Rep. Candy Spence Ezell, R-Roswell, said Roswell and all New Mexico residents have lost someone special.

“We have lost a very, very good person who always did so much, through education and through the Legislature,” Ezell said. “She was a good woman.”

(Excerpt) Read more at roswell-record.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: newmexico; representative
This was my Aunt. She died Monday evening at home. She was just an amazing person, I wish everyone could have known her, and I'm apologize if this is inappropriate, but I wanted to post this here. She would probably have been a Freeper if she weren't so busy doing real things. We are all the poorer that she is gone. I will miss her, but I know I will see her again. susie
1 posted on 07/12/2006 12:06:41 PM PDT by brytlea
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To: brytlea

My sincere condolences on your loss. She seems to have been a real fine lady, obviously very much loved by her family, friends and community.

Your post is a truly touching testimonial to your aunt, and to her influence on you.

pattyjo


2 posted on 07/12/2006 12:23:06 PM PDT by pj_627
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To: pj_627

Thank you. She was one in a million.
susie


3 posted on 07/12/2006 1:42:14 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: brytlea

Condolences to your family. May she rest in peace.

4 posted on 07/12/2006 1:42:29 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Oh, thank you for posting the picture! :)
susie


5 posted on 07/12/2006 2:10:02 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: brytlea

sorry for your loss, and OUR loss as well.......seems we've been losing too many good ones lately....


6 posted on 07/12/2006 2:23:13 PM PDT by cherry (.)
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To: brytlea

Sure thing, you're welcome.


7 posted on 07/12/2006 3:18:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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