Dorothy Wilson, 88, of Arab died Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

Mrs. Wilson was born in 1930 to Frederick James Southgate and Dora Frances Brill of Maryland. The youngest of five children, she lived in Tacoma Park, Md., and graduated from high school with further education in the field of stenography.

In March 1951, she married Mr. Edwin Lee Wilson, and together raised two sons, Barry and Keith. She volunteered at her sons’ grade, middle, and high schools as a librarian, Cub Scout leader, and Red Cross representative, and Arab Police department. Additionally, she worked for the Huntsville City Schools, and as a secretary for a psychologist.

She belonged to Huntsville’s Welcome Wagon, Bridge Club, and Ski Club, and enjoyed square dancing and ice skating. She was an avid reader, who loved to travel, collect post cards, and play cards with friends and family.

She is survived by her husband: Edwin Lee Wilson of Arab; younger son and daughter-in-law: Keith and Pamela Wilson of Austin, Texas; elder son’s widow: Cyndi; grandson and in-law: Jackson and Danica Wilson and their two children; granddaughter: Megan Wilson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and numerous surviving cousins, nephews, nieces, and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, and her elder son: Barry Wilson of Madison; and siblings.

Honoring her request, Mrs. Wilson did not want a memorial service. Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel assisted the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local public library.

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