St. Paul, Minn. —
Teresa Lynn Wilson was born Sept. 26, 1956, in Knoxville, the daughter of Jim and Jackie (Graves) Bailey.
She was raised in Knoxville and graduated with the Class of 1975. Teresa then attended the University of Oklahoma where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting.
On Jan. 2, 1977, she was united in marriage to Randy Wilson. To this union two children, Brad and Leah, were born. The couple later divorced. Teresa has lived in Indianola, Ankeny, Lawrence, Kan.; and Knoxville before moving to Woodbury, Minn., in 2002. She was a finance manager for the 3M corporation. She was proud of her work at 3M and had a successful career with the company.
As a young girl, Teresa rode and showed horses and she kept her love of horses throughout her life. Teresa’s greatest joy in life was being a mother; she was a devoted, tireless, patient and giving parent. She loved and cared for all her family with her entire heart and soul.
She passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at her home, in Woodbury, Minn., at the age of 55 years.
She is survived by her children: Brad Wilson of Burnsville, Minn., and Leah Wilson of Saint Paul, Minn.; parents, Jim and Jackie Bailey of Knoxville; brother, Daryl Bailey of Woodbury, Minn.; fiancé, Harold Gutknecht, Jr. of Pleasantville and her ex-husband, Randy Wilson of Knoxville and many other family members and friends.
A Memorial Service was held at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home in Knoxville on Monday, June 25, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. with Elder Dick Young officiating. The musical selection was “Amazing Grace” by Chris Tomlin.
Teresa has been cremated and burial of the urn will be in Graceland Cemetery at a later date. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Gallery Covenant Church of St. Paul, Minn.