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.