Emily Wilson Obituary
 
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Emily Wilson

September 8, 1962 - December 2, 2016
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On December 2, 2016, Emily Wilson passed away after a four and a half year battle with ovarian cancer. As was her desire, Emily, aged 54, died at her home in Aurora, CO comforted by her beloved dog CoCo, family and friends. Emily was born in Claymont, DE oldest child of Jane R. Wilson and the late Charles O. Wilson. She graduated from Claymont High School 1980, University of North Carolina Wilmington 1984, and George Washington University 1991. She worked as a physicians assistant with a specialization in cardiology. She practiced in Greensboro NC, at the South Pole, in Greeley, CO and in Aurora, CO. During her final illness, Emily...
On December 2, 2016, Emily Wilson passed away after a four and a half year battle with ovarian cancer. As was her desire, Emily, aged 54, died at her home in Aurora, CO comforted by her beloved dog CoCo, family and friends.

Emily was born in Claymont, DE oldest child of Jane R. Wilson and the late Charles O. Wilson. She graduated from Claymont High School 1980, University of North Carolina Wilmington 1984, and George Washington University 1991. She worked as a physicians assistant with a specialization in cardiology. She practiced in Greensboro NC, at the South Pole, in Greeley, CO and in Aurora, CO.

During her final illness, Emily remarked that she felt like a 30 year old person trapped in an eighty year old body which curtailed her very active and pioneering lifestyle.

Championship skier, intrepid trekkie, science fiction aficionado, medical officer at South Pole research facility, healthcare provider par excellence, bicyclist, sports car driver, fire and rescue volunteer, Halloween celebrant, respected colleague, and trusted friend, Emily Wilson was courageous, passionate and self-directed.

She loved learning about anything: medicine,
science, cake decorating, astronomy, photography or dog training. She tried almost everything once (except vegetables).

Her intellectual gifts were infused with infectious humor and a wry wit. Emily liked adventure and could generally talk others into joining her. If not, she would carry on alone.

Her imagination was captured by space and exploration. She attended NASA sponsored Space Camp and a few months before her death participated in a ZERO Gravity Experience on a 747 aircraft doing parabolic arcs to create weightlessness.

Unbound by earthly shackles, one hopes that Emily is traveling the galaxy and exploring other worlds.

Emily was preceded in death by her father, Charles O. Wilson and her brother, Charles D. "Chuck" Wilson.

She is survived by: her mother Jane R. Wilson, her brother William Wilson of Naples FL, her sister Beverly Wilson Guinto of Claymont, DE, her brother-in-law, Michael Guinto, her niece Olivia, her nephew Luciano, and her favorite aunt Virginia "Ginny" Robinson (Emile Karafiol) of Chicago, IL.

No memorial service is planned. Emily organized and hosted her own Dia de los Muertos themed Celebration of Life last August. She said she wanted to be among her friends while she could enjoy them.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to:
Friends of Cline Observatory
601 East Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282

Little Thompson Observatory
850 Spartan Ave
Berthoud, CO 80513

Habitat for Humanity Greater Greensboro
PO Box 3402
Greensboro, NC 27402

Emily's family wishes to thank the Denver Home Hospice, Care with Compassion, her PA pals, Ruff Riders Bob & Gloria and her coworkers at Medical Center of Aurora for their patience, kindness and loving support.

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