Wallowa County native Wayne Wilson, age 74, of La Grande, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1988 at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande.

Wilson was born Dec. 23, 1913 in a buckboard wagon between Imnaha and Joseph, the son of John A. and Myrtle (Neil) Wilson. During World War II he served with the 44th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force of the U.S. Army.

He was honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1945. On July 2, 1954 he was married to Loretta (Knight) Bradshaw at La Grande. After 25 years of service with Boise Cascade he retired in 1978.

Wilson was a member of the American Legion Post #43.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta M. Wilson of La Grande; two sons, James Thomas, “Tom” Bradshaw of Lebanon, and Leslie “Bus” Wilson of Pendleton; a daughter, Ida L. McCormick of Telsin, Canada; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Gilbert Wilson of Okanogan, Wash. and Eldon Wilson of Tacoma Wash.; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.