Walking On -- Wilma Fenwick

03.20.2019 Dean Rhodes Walking On
Wilma Fenwick

Wilma Fenwick

Jan. 15, 1929 – Feb. 26, 2019

Tribal spouse Wilma Louise Webster Fenwick, 90, a resident of Grand Ronde, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at her home. She was born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Klamath Falls. the daughter of Louis and Freda Holzhauser Webster. She grew up in Dorris, Calif.

On June 29, 1949, she married Richard Earl Fenwick. He preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 2000. Wilma and Richard maintained multiple businesses throughout the years, including the Frosty Freeze, the Red Barn and the Star Inn Motel & RV Park. On her own, she had the Kracker Box Gift Shop and was a Mary Kay salesperson.

She was involved in the community with Rotary (past president), Dorris Chamber of Commerce (past president), Dorris Women’s Club, Dorris VFW Auxiliary and Dorris City Council. She moved to Grand Ronde in 1997 and was active in Grand Ronde Elder activities. She loved to play bridge, garden, make things pretty and paint. 

She is survived by her son, Richard, and grandchildren, Sarah Fairchild and Michael Fenwick. Also surviving are her sisters, Leiah Strubble and Beverly Webster. She was preceded in death by a daughter in April 1970. 

A memorial gathering will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Elders Activity Center, 48940 Blacktail Drive, Grand Ronde. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family.

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