Cover photo for Wilma "Charlene" Wilson's Obituary
Wilma "Charlene" Wilson Profile Photo
1958 Wilma 2023

Wilma "Charlene" Wilson

March 19, 1958 — March 1, 2023

Charlene Wilson passed away at St. John Medical Center surrounded by family after a lengthy battle with COPD. She was born in New Orleans, La., to Helen Charlene Blaylock and Herschel Odel Blaylock, the youngest of four. She moved from Santa Maria, Calif., to the Longview/Kelso area before settling in Rainier, Ore.

In 1977, Charlene met the love of her life, Robert Milton Wilson. They were married Aug. 2, 1977. They welcomed two boys, Robert and Kevin. Charlene was dedicated to her children. She had a generous heart and was known to open her home to those needing a place to go.

Charlene was a district manager for the Longview Daily News’ Circulation Department. She enjoyed the relationships she made with her coworkers. Charlene cherished her friendships, and she loved spending time with her best friend Becky Abraham. Together they enjoyed trips to the beach and going for long drives. Charlene also enjoyed camping with friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her best friend and husband of 33 years, Robert in 2010; her parents, Herschel and Helen; two sisters, Wanda and Rhonda who passed as an infant; and a brother, Eugene.

Survivors include her sons, Robert and Kevin (Cecilia), both of Longview; an adopted daughter, Marie in Boise, Idaho; two granddaughters, Alexis in Longview and Teddy-Lynn in Boise; four grandsons, Devyn and Ryleigh, both of Longview, Shon in Boise, and Kody in Richland, Wash.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews whom she loved very much.

A graveside service is planned for 1 p.m. March 20 at Longview Memorial Park.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Wilma "Charlene" Wilson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, March 20, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree