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Robert "Bob" F. Wilson

d. July 18, 2023


Robert “Bob” F. Wilson, 81, resident of Espanola, joined his Heavenly on July 18th, 2023.  Bob is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Eugene Wilson, mother Marjorie Belle (Milburn) Wilson, brothers Herbert and Richard along with Helen Gibbens Wilson and Everett “Bud” Gibbens. Bob is survived by family members Margie Gibbens, Robert Gibbens and granddaughter Tara Gibbens.

Bob was born on March 20th,1942 in Topeka, Kansas.  While in high school, his family moved to Oklahoma where Bob would later attend the University of Oklahoma in Norman to study art. Bob then moved to Northern New Mexico where he would settle for the remainder of his life. Bob was an avid lover of nature, animals, plants, and the Lord Jesus Christ, of whom he prayed to daily. 

Bob started a greenhouse business in Pojoaque and lived for many years along the banks of the Rio Grande river near Black Mesa, enjoying the solitude of the natural surroundings.  Ever since Bob was a little boy, he created art. His art career flourished as his passion was painting colorful landscapes. Bob is honored as a Northern New Mexico regionalist painter with many exhibitions throughout New Mexico and Oklahoma along with recognitions in various publications. Bob had great respect for the Native communities, including the Santa Clara, San Ildefonso and Picuris Pueblos, respectively. Pueblo community members often called him “Brother Bob”. Bob was a loyal friend to many and will be sincerely missed. 

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be at the Valley View United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Espanola, Saturday, October 14th, 2023 at 1pm with a reception and burial to follow at the Alcalde Cemetery

The family of Robert Wilson has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley.   505-747-7477

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, October 14, 2023

1:00pm - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Valley View United Methodist Church

827 Spruce St, Española, NM 87532

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