Wilson, Robert Lancefield
Robert “Bob” Lancefield Wilson, of San Luis Obispo, died Jan. 7, 2007 after a long and courageous battle with bone marrow cancer. A fourth generation Californian, Bob was born Aug. 31, 1938 in Whittier, Calif. He received a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s of education degree from Northern Arizona University. Bob had many talents and applied them in the following fields: construction management, non-profit administration, business consultation, and archaeological surveys. At one point in his life he was assistant director for Cal-Poly on-campus housing. He enjoyed reading business management theory and metaphysical studies.
Bob loved the ocean and the mountains. After more than 20 years in the Lake Tahoe/ Truckee area, he recently moved back to San Luis Obispo, Calif. to return to the ocean air that was always close to his heart.
Bob was a unique and gentle soul. He had a tremendous love and respect for all humankind and would always find and bring out the best in people. Bob spoke from his heart and held meaningful in-depth conversations with all those he met. He had a gift of bringing people together and making them feel truly connected to each other and to a higher power.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Jill; and two children, Bryce and Nicole; brother Bill Wilson of Chino, Calif.; sister, Elizabeth Wilson of Salt Lake City, Utah and many friends he considered family.
A celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 at Congregation Beth David in San Luis Obispo. Hospice Partner’s of the Central Coast Chaplain Marylin Pusanik will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Bryce and Nicole Wilson Education Fund; Washington Mutual Bank; 1235 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401. Remembrances of Bob may be recorded at http://www.legacy.com.