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Rayona Elizabeth Willson
1914 - 1987
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RAYONA ELIZABETH (PORTEOUS) WILLSON 1914-1987 Rayona was a daughter of Lalia (Hartt) and Gordon Porteous born March 19, 1914. She attended schools in Calgary and graduated from Calgary General Hospital School of Nursing. She married Melville ( Mive) Willson, February 14, 1939 and moved to Fresno, California where she resided for 47 years until her death. After coming to Fresno in the late 1930's Rayona worked at the Burnett Sanitarium and later at St. Agnes Hospital. Melville was a long time San Joaquin Valley agribusiness leader and governor emeritus of Fresno State University's Agricultural Foundation. She had three children Russell, Muriel, Elizabeth. Contributed by Wilda Manes
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