Richard "Dick" Walter Wilson

October 25, 1948 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Richard "Dick" Wilson Obituary

Richard “Dick” Walter Wilson, Aka “Goobs”, of Anaconda, Montana, was born on October 25, 1948, and passed on October 12, 2023.

 “Dick” was a wonderful human born in Deer Lodge, Montana to David Maurice Wilson & Claire Camille Hansen. He graduated from Powell County High School in June 1967 and enlisted in the Air Force December 1967. Dick served his country for 8 years in Vietnam, Alaska, North Carolina, he was honorably discharged on April 25, 1975.

Dick worked at Montana State Prison both the old prison and new prison and until he found his passion working in the recreation department with patients at the Montana State Hospital.

He met the love of his life Sandy Wilson while working at Warm Springs and everyone knew they would be together forever. They married with a great Irish wedding on St. Paddy’s Day 1995 and made their home in Anaconda, MT.

Dick enjoyed many things but most of all enjoyed his beer rides in the big hole valley with his lovely wife taking in Montana’s finest beauty.

Dick was an avid sports fan and cheerleader of many, he loved the Green Bay Packers, New York Yankees & The Montana Grizzlies or whatever ball game was on ESPN or even watching the Sportscenter highlights. He always loved a game when the Packers played the Cowboys knowing his loved ones would heckle him or bow their head in defeat.

Dick was a family man and raised 3 boys who live in Oregon & Minnesota with their families and enjoyed his grand children when they would come to visit.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents David & Claire, his brother Teddy Wilson & his granddaughter Jasmine Wilson.

Dick is survived by his wife Sandy Wilson, brothers Steve Wilson (Doris) Donny Wilson (Debbie) sons David Wilson (Steve), Jason Wilson (Kristina) & Thom Wilson, Ken Mitchell Jr. (Jenni) Hammy Mitchell (Holly) grandkids, Dustyn Mitchell, Samantha Mitchell, Troy Mitchell, Ashley Mitchell, and good friend Rick Massey.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 11am on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral Home, 107 Oak St. in Anaconda. A reception will follow at the Anaconda American Legion Post #21, 220 Cedar St. in Anaconda.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Dick are suggested to American Legion Post 21 (Anaconda) by visiting, OR to Anaconda Pintler Hospice, 118 E 7th St, Anaconda, MT 59711, OR to Pintler Pets, 80 Silver Street, Anaconda, MT 59711.

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I'm sorry old chaps, I had to leave,

My life has been filled with much joy -

3 wonderful boys, 4 marvelous wives,

accomplishments and dreams of a boy.

Born to hard workers, my mother and dad,

My brothers were mischievous,

the adventures they had.

Irish and Danish roots from my clan of kin,

I was proud from where I came.

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Military Honors
October 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Longfellow Finnigan Riddle Funeral Chapel

Memorial Service
October 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Longfellow Finnigan Riddle Funeral Chapel

October 18, 2023

12:30 PM
Anaconda American Legion Post #21
220 Cedar St.
Anaconda, MT 59711


Pintler Pets
80 Silver St., Anaconda MT 59711

Pintler Home Options
118 E. 7th St., Suite 1A, Anaconda MT 59711

American Legion Post #21
c/o 109 W. 6th St., Anaconda MT 59711


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