Sharon Michelson Wilson ’82

Sharon Michelson Wilson ’82 died on September 4, 2004, in Edmonds, Washington.

Born on October 31, 1960, in Seattle, WA, she prepared for college at Franklin High School there. Following her graduation magna cum laude from Bowdoin in 1982, she worked for Catholic Community Services in Vermont, helping to resettle refugees, primarily those coming from Southeast Asia. She returned to Seattle to open a Refugees International office there and in 1987 returned to Catholic Community Services as the manager of its Seattle refugee resettlement program. In 1991, she joined the Seattle/King County Public Health Department as the refugee screening and health access manager; she was later responsible for manager interpretation services within the department, continuing in both capacities until her death. Surviving are her husband, Evans Wilson, whom she married in 1989; two daughters, Brianna E. Wilson and Amelia Evans Wilson of Seattle; her father and stepmother, Richard A. Michelson ’58 and Judy May Michelson of Shoreline, WA; a sister, Karyn M. Ostfeld; and a brother, Dean A. Michelson.