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Wallace Wally Wilder
Oct. 21, 1926 June 17, 2010
Wally passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He was a kind and loving father, husband, and friend. He was born in Los Angeles County to deaf parents. His ability to communicate with sign language has touched many people, especially his grandchildren. He served in WW II in the United States Navy. He worked as a tank driver for Chevron Oil and retired as an insurance agent from Metropolitan Life Insurance. Following retirement, he was the manager of Pacific Avenue Bowl in Stockton for many years. Bowling and golf remained his passions throughout his life. He was affiliated with Native Sons of Stockton, SIRS Club, Quail Lakes Baptist Church, and several bowling associations.
Wally is survived by his wife, Neva Wilson Wilder; daughters, Rustine Daniels and Kathy Lievsay; son, Gray Wilder; and step-children, Brend Friis, Tonda Pratt, Cheryl Wilson Hughes, Greg Wilson and Kevin Wilson. He was a grandfather to numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A public memorial service to celebrate Wally’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 23 at Quail Lakes Baptist Church, 1904 Quail Lakes Dr., Stockton.
Donations are appreciated in his honor to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95804.
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