Wilhelmina A. Easterling
October 22, 1950 – December 5, 2018
Tucson, Az: Wilhelmina A. Easterling, 68, died Wednesday morning, December 5th, 2018, among her family and friends after an extremely brief illness.
She leaves behind five children; Matt Nichols, Carrie (Nichols) Graham, Doug Nichols, Charlie Easterling, and Heidi (Easterling) Tearne as well as her former husband and lifelong friend, Mike Easterling. Willie also leaves behind eight wonderful grand children and one beautiful great grand child.
Wilhelmina was a beloved Mother, a kind and loving Grandma and a beautiful friend to everyone who knew her. She was so happy with each addition of grandchild and so proud of her children and their spouses and the men and women they had become. She cherished all the friendships she made throughout her life.
Wilhelmina Ann Martin, or “Willie” as she was known, was born Oct 22nd 1950 to Albert and Susie Martin in Sacramento, California. Her father was a World War II Air Force veteran and her mother was a homemaker. She had four older siblings – Michael, Albert Jr., Allen and Virginia as well as four younger brothers and sisters – Alberta, Mike, Melvin and Dorothy.
She moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1976, and remained an Arizona resident the rest of her life.
In 1986, Wilhelmina began working for Fry's Food Stores, a company she stayed with for over 30 years. In 1989 Willie received an Associates Degree from The Arizona Academy of Beauty.
Willie was a descendant of the Donner Party (her Great Great Grandmother was Elitha Cumi Donner) and was a lifelong avid camper and outdoors person. She loved the beaches of Rocky Point and spent her time there time there looking for seashells and sand dollars, which she loved to collect.
"..She's collecting Sand Dollars on the beach.."
A ceremony will be held at East Lawn Palms Funeral Home, 5801 E. Grant Road, Tucson, Az 85712 at 10:00 AM, Monday, Dec. 17th. Her burial will follow shortly after the ceremony.
- Visitation Monday, December 17, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, December 17, 2018
- Committal Service Monday, December 17, 2018
Wilhelmina A. Easterling
December 18, 2018
Willie was just a joy to be around. My father (now passed) would always wait to have Willie check him out at Fry's, no matter how many people were in her line! Just to say "Hello". She always had a hug for him. She will be missed. Heaven gained another angel ! Rest in peace Willie.
December 12, 2018
I remember Willie. As a very outgoing. Full of love and life. I will always remember the time that. I was able to spend with her. and she was wonderful to my children. I will miss her. And I will pray for her. And family. My condolences. Love Daniel