Carol G. WilsonDecember 28, 1932 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 85)
Carol Grosvenor Wilson
Carol Grosvenor Wilson of Center Tuftonboro, NH, passed peacefully from this life into the arms of her Lord just after midnight January 10, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, December 28, 1932, and raised in New Jersey, she was the first of David and Helen (Clark) Grosvenor’s five children and loved to tell stories of babysitting in the car while Mother shopped in Newark, or scheming with her sister to dress their brother in a bonnet and parade him through the neighborhood in their doll carriage.
After earning a certificate in Business Studies from Bob Jones University, she met Donald Wilson, a young man newly transplanted from Maine, at church in New Jersey, and her future was decided. She became Mrs. Donald Wilson in June of 1951, and was his faithful companion and helpmate for nearly 60 years, living first in New Jersey then New Hampshire, but always with the highlight being summer time spent at Orrs Island, Maine.
Together, Don and Carol raised six children and, although she enjoyed periods of work outside the home--including a notable time as Administrative Assistant for the New Hampshire Symphony, her greatest joy was in her family: guiding and supporting her children and succeeding generations, particularly in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
Carol’s final adventure was a post-Thanksgiving trip with her daughter and three of her grandchildren to Guatemala to see her son, a missionary with AMG (Advancing the Ministries of the Gospel) and his family. While there, she shared in gift-giving to the four Guatemalan children she helped support. An unexpected misstep led to circumstances she could never have foreseen and a month of medical care, but as Carol would say, “God uses everything.” Her family was able to share her hope in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior with medical professionals in two countries, and testify to the faith instilled by Carol and Don that God’s plan is always for our good and His glory.
Carol is survived by her daughter Beverly Munro and her husband Jim of Nottingham, NH; son Robert and wife Debra of Millersburg, Indiana; son Glenn and wife Barbara of Center Tuftonboro, NH; daughter Ellen Mills and husband Michael of Chester, NH; son William and wife Pamela of Hillsboro, NH; and son Philip and wife Jennifer of Guatemala City, Guatemala; 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, as well as her siblings and their spouses: Merrilyn G. and Stewart Crane of Westfield, NJ; Marcia G. and Phil Grant of Warrenton, VA; Dale and Carol Lynn Grosvenor of Brooklyn, PA; sister-in-law Candita Grosvenor of Bedminster, NJ; and brothers-in-law Alvin Wilson of Topsham, ME and Gordon Wilson and wife Judy of Orrs Island, ME, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Donald Wentworth Wilson, her brother Bruce Grosvenor, and sister-in-law Kay Wilson.
A Celebration of Life will be held at First Congregational Church of Ossipee on Saturday, January 20, at 1 pm, preceded by a time of Visitation at noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to her son Phil’s missionary agency, AMG at 6815 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421 or at https://www.amginternational.org with specification that it is for “the work of Philip and Jennifer Wilson in Guatemala.”