Monday, January 22, 2018


Wynne Rae Estes-Wilson, 74 of Bothell, Wash., passed away on March 9, at her home in Bothell, of natural causes.
Wynne was born in Park City, Mont., on Feb. 6, 1941. She grew up in Columbus graduating from Columbus High School in the Class of 1959 and was very active in school activities. She went on to earn a Mater’s Degree in Education from the University of Washington. She worked in the Northshore School District as a teacher for 20 years, then as an administrator in the district office, developing curriculum and new student programs for the remainder of her 30 year career. She was also a member of the Columbus St. James Lutheran Church.
Wynne was married to Gordon Wilson on Feb. 16, 1991 and they enjoyed 24 wonderful years together.
Wynne was an avid gardener and a consummate crafter. She enjoyed travelling with he husband, and the company of all of her friends on frequent occasions.
Wynne is preceded in death by her parents John W. (Jack) and Gwen Fink of Columbus, Montana, and survived by her husband Gordon Wilson, sister Pam (Jim) Cromarite of New Mexico, daughter Jennifer (Rob) Oglesbee, son Jason Estes, son Dana (Jill) Wilson, son Randall (Toni) Wilson, daughter Krista (Steve) Clark, grandchildren Maddy, Liam, Abby, Quinn, Mercer, Cris, Nick, Halle, Kemper, and an expanse of relatives among her family’s extensive branches.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Bothell Fire Department, and Chaplain Mike Downey, from the Woodinville Fire Department.
A Life Celebration will be held at the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Kirkland, Washington, on March 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Michael Anderson of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Condolences may be left in Wynne’s online guestbook at