Esther Hilda Moss Wilson was born to Jacob and Lena Moss on April 25, 1927 in Hull. She attended Hull Public School and graduated in 1945. She graduated as valedictorian from Northwestern Junior College of Orange City n 1947 and as salutatorian from the University of Northern Iowa in 1949 with a major in music. She taught business shorthand and music in the Rolfe Consolidated School where she met and married Norris A. (Jim) Wilson I on July 17, 1950.

She served as Vice Chairman of the Iowa chapter for the passage of the N.O.W. amendment. Esther was actively involved with Republican politics and the Methodist Church of Rolfe where she directed the junior choir for many years and was a member of the Women’s Society. She served as a substitute teacher in the Rolfe school and was also a member of P.E.O. She and her husband enjoyed living on their farm just south of Rolfe, and in their retirement years, they spent the winters in Sun City, Arizona.

In March of 1998, her husband of 48 years passed away. Esther continued to live in Arizona until July of 2003. She came back to Iowa and in 2004 she moved to the Rolfe Care Center. She is survived by one sister, Theresa Post of Waukee; one daughter, Janis Sue Cerasani of Alexandria, Virginia; one son, Norris Aubrey (Jim)Wilson II of Buckingham, Virginia; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, and two brothers, Arthur and Henry Moss.