OraFay Wilson, 68, of Ranchester, WY passed away suddenly on October 16, 2023. OraFay was born on March 14th, 1955 to Fran Donges. Her youth was spent in Fort Smith, Montana near Yellowtail Dam and the Big Horn River. She graduated from Hardin High School in 1973. Shortly after graduation, she enlisted in the US Army where she was trained as an x-ray technician. She was stationed at various Army posts in the United States. In 1976, she was transferred to the Army 5th General Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany where she lived some of the best years of her life and made lifelong friends that she cherished. During her time in Europe she learned to ski in the Alps, which quickly became her favorite hobby. In 1979, she was transferred to the military enlistment processing station in El Paso, TX where she met Jim Wilson. Jim and OraFay were married May 16, 1981 in St. Xavier, MT. From this union came two children: Brian (Jessica) and Alaina (Clint). Her children and her children’s children were the light of her life. OraFay is survived by her husband Jim, son Brian and his wife Jessica and their children Amelia and Daniel, daughter Alaina and her husband Clint and their son Ace, and daughters Jennifer and Amy in New York, three brothers: Marshall, Walt, and Wes. She was preceded in death by her mother Fran and her sister Marcia. A celebration of life with full military honors will be held at Kane’s Funeral Home on November 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm followed by a reception in the Kane Funeral Reception Hall. In honor of OraFay, please wear bright colors.
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