Skip to comments.Legislator, educator Wilson dies
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 ...
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.
Thank you. She was one in a million.
Condolences to your family. May she rest in peace.
Oh, thank you for posting the picture! :)
sorry for your loss, and OUR loss as well.......seems we've been losing too many good ones lately....
Sure thing, you're welcome.
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