Wilson, Theron Dean
Theron Dean Wilson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away unexpectedly on August 27, 2022 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albuquerque.
Theron was born on October 9, 1933 to the late Rymelle and Charles A. Wilson of Greensboro, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his wife Margert A. Wilson and his son Theron D. Wilson, Jr.
Theron leaves to cherish his memories, children Constance R. Wilson, Eileen T. Wilson, Alicia R. Wilson, Crystal Day (Daniel), Kermin Turner, Toni E. Grisham (Charles)and Daniel C. Turner, 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Theron obtained his Bachelor’s in Business Management, a Master’s in Public Administration and a PhD in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force on August 1, 1972 as a Staff Sergeant and from Sandia National Laboratories in 2000 as a Member, Technical Staff: Computer Science. After retirement, Theron taught Computer Science at the Central New Mexico Community College for eight years.
Theron was a Christian in the truest sense of the word and regarded everyday as “the best life he’s ever lived”. He had a passion for playing the piano and writing. He was fortunately to see the publication of his book “From American Slavery to the American Presidency” arriving two weeks before he passed. A book about how slavery propelled America into the civil war, emancipation proclamation, freedom, civil rights speeches and marches, freedom riders, restaurant sit-ins, and varying strides to reach America’s top political endeavors.
Dean was loved and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at Strong-Thorne Funeral Home, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, 6PM to 8PM with a Graveside Memorial and Honor Burial at Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale Blvd, SE, Albuquerque on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 11:00AM.
Daniels Family Funeral Services
1100 Coal Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106