In Loving Memory of Tribal Elder,
Marlin “Stoggie” Wilson answered his last call to reunite with his family and cowboy friends on September 19, 2021.
He was born on December 10, 1933 at Klamath Agency to Roy Wilson and Esther Tupper Wilson. He lived and grew up on the Klamath Indian Reservation. It was in his senior year in high school where he met his future wife, and the love of his life, Rosa Fay Shadley. They later eloped in Reno on September 10, 1955. He participated in RCA, Amateur and All-Indian rodeos in bull riding. He also enlisted in the army from 1953-1955. He was very proud of his Modoc heritage. He loved sharing memories and stories about things that happened on the reservation. He worked for over 60 years on his ranches, tending to the land and the cattle. He was also the President of the Chief Schonchin Cemetery Committee for over 30 years. His presence and legacy will be missed by all in the Sprague River Valley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa; daughter, Carmel; his parents, Roy and Esther Wilson; 3 sisters, Roverta Wilson, Floreine Wilson, Lorraine Mae Wilson; 3 brothers, Roy Wilson Jr, Ronald Wilson, and Milford Wilson. Mr. Wilson is survived by several nieces and nephews: Lorene Smith, Ronna Kay Smith, Marvin Jake McWilliams, Buckley McWilliams, Myra McWilliams, Katrina Kelmer, Marvel Perez, and Maureen Olson.
Davenport’s Chapel of the Good Shepherd was in charge of arrangements. Marvin Garcia officiated his service at the Beatty Community Church on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Interment followed at Chief Schonchin Cemetery.
You will be missed by not forgotten, we can see you now rejoined with the love of your life, Rosa and your baby girl.
Driving that old green truck through the pearly gates of heaven, all three sitting in the front seat smiling.
Until we meet again… Moo ams ni stinta c’osnii.