DC Wilson (Duncan Camel), Washington, Utah, (age 89) passed away Monday October 18, 2021. He was born January 15, 1932 in Independence, KS to Frank Luman Wilson and Anna Henrietta McCarty Wilson. He married Ellen Joan Highsmith Wilson May 23, 1949 in Eureka Kansas. They later divorced. On November 27, 1973 he married Pauline Loretta McNatt Wilson in Ahwaz Iran.
DC spent his childhood in and around Independence, Beaumont, and Eureka Kansas. He was raised mostly on a farm where there was abundant hunting and fishing. Being from a large family, he contributed by helping provide meat and bread to the family table and working cattle with his brother and father throughout his boyhood. They moved longhorns from the Independence and Beaumont areas to the railhead in Abilene, KS. His career really began at age 13 when he went to work in the oil fields of central and western Kansas. His first job was moving drilling rigs from one place to another. Soon thereafter he was introduced into the world of drilling wells. DC was a natural in this new world. He rapidly caught onto the most cost effective and time sensitive ways to complete wells. He never looked back and spent his career continuing to grow and develop his skills. DC was considered one of the most accomplished people ever to determine what was happening deep in the earth and how to correct and complete a well. His profession took him all over the central and western states including California, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, and a lengthy time in the Middle East and Asia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. When you gather the world’s most prominent authorities on the technology and engineering required to do these things, DC Wilson’s name is mentioned among the very best.
He is proceeded in death by his parents; Brothers: Tildon and Frank Jr; Sisters: Martha Purkeypile, Opal Simmons, Patsy Fredrickson; and grandson, Jim D Woody. DC is survived by his wife Pauline Wilson, Washington, Utah. Sisters: Peggy Thornbro, Norwich, KS; Carol Barnes, Wichita, KS; Daughters: Pam (Jim) Woody, Washington, UT; Rhonda (Neil) Sudduth, Debary FL; Julie (Miles) Moretti, St George, UT; Son Mark Wilson, Colorado Springs, CO; Daughter Angie (Carey) Gerber, Booneville, MO. Grandchildren: Brian (Carrie) Woody Robertson, WY; Lance (Meredith) Lind, Columbus, OH; Jenny (Jason) Cabal, Casselberry, FL; Nick(Valerie) Sudduth, Holly Ridge, NC; Shawn Sudduth, Ft Worth TX; Ashley (Elpidio “Pete”) Diaz, Houston, TX; Erin Moretti, Kearns, UT; Carrie Crawford(Scott Thurnes), Wellington, Co; 17 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday, October 30th
First Southern Baptist Church
475 Buena Vista Blvd
Washington, Utah 84780
Viewing – 12:00-1:00pm
Celebration of Life - 1:00-2:00pm
Graveside Service Following:
Washington City Cemetery
300 N 300 E
Washington, Ut 84780
Arrangements are made under the direction of:
1037 E 700 S
St George, Utah 84790 435- 674-5000
In lieu of flowers make donations to your favorite charity.