Mary Naomi Wilson Felix Pollet


(May 26, 2004)

Funeral services were Tuesday, June 1 at the Byron LDS Chapel for Mary Naomi Wilson Felix Pollet, 95, who died Wednesday, May 26 at Powell Valley Care Center.

She was born Dec. 12, 1908, the fourth daughter of six born to Jason Crichton and Millesant Wheelock Wilson. Her birthplace was a ranch near Fort Bridger. Though she lived many places, the Bridger Valley and Mountain View were always home.

Her education began in Mountain View and Robertson. She was the last living member of the Mountain View High School graduating class of 1925. She completed her formal education with a teaching certificate from Laramie.

She married Johnie Felix on May 23, 1926, in Evanston. They were joined by sons Wilson J. and Jerry Dwayne. Tragically, Johnie's life was short due to ill health.

Following the oil booms, the family lived many places in Wyoming, Texas, Nebraska, Utah, Montana, Colorado and the Dakotas. They always returned to Mountain View, finally retiring there.

As age and ill health took its toll, Naomi and Buck decided to relocate closer to family. They moved to Powell 12 years ago, and Naomi resided at the Powell Valley Care Center for four and a half years after breaking her hip. She gained new friends and had great care there. She looked forward to the many visits of family members and the Happy Hour music. The LDS sacrament meetings were so important to her until she became very ill.

She was an active member of the LDS Church most of her life. She loved to dance and sing, play basketball and ride horses. She enjoyed genealogy research, wrote poems and stories and was the "family communicator" until her eyesight failed. Most of all, she loved her family and husband. She and Buck enjoyed many a card game in the last few years.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Buck Pollet; her children, Wilson Felix, Jerry Felix (Flo), Christy Petrich (John), Jicki Brown (Mike) and Chuck Pollet (Gloria); 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and many extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her five sisters, Ouida Mae Wilson, Juanita Finnegan (Bill), Harriet Maude (Peggy) Wood (Charles), Dorothea May Sumner (Keith) and Edney Foy Schanche (Otto); her husband, Johnie Felix, in 1944; daughter-in-law Gladys Mae Felix; several nieces and nephews and grandson, Jerry Brionne Tanner.

Burial was in Byron Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.