Edward Wilson

Edward “Ed” Wilson died Jan. 23, 2020, in Enumclaw.

Edward “Ed” Wilson died Jan. 23, 2020, in Enumclaw.

He was born April 22, 1944, in Los Angeles, California. He is remembered as a gregarious man who loved climbing and the outdoors, and inspired that same love in others. He was a military veteran of the Vietnam era. Following his military service, he spent a large majority of his time in Yosemite, and he eventually settled into a climbing ranger job in the Tetons where he earned the National Park Service Valor Award for a solo river rescue of multiple canoers on the Snake River. He eventually transitioned to a permanent career in law enforcement at Mount Rainier National Park.

He is survived by sons Casey Wilson (Emily) of Ashland, Oregon, and Gavin Wilson (Olivia) of Enumclaw; daughter Jennifer Farmer (Ernest) of Spokane; and three grandchildren.

A service with military honors will take place at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Parks Conservation Association, 777 Sixth St. N.W. #700, Washington, D.C., 20001, or online at: https://secure.npca.org/site/Donation

All may share a memory on the tribute wall at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.

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