Lucele Hatch, 1927 Canaras

Born: June 2, 1907

Died: January 28, 1991

Married: Rev. Orville G. Wilson on December 25, 1951

Lucele Hatch Wilson was a 1927 graduate of Saranac Lake High School, when she lived at 52 Petrova Avenue, though the Canaras yearbook spelled her name "Lucille." She is shown in a photograph behind the counter at Mullen's Cash Store. She went on to attend Houghton College and receive her masters degree in education from New York University. She worked as a teacher for many years, in school districts throughout the state, and served as Dean of Women at Houghton College for three years.

She moved to Arizona in 1964 for health reasons. Rev. and Mrs. Wilson were invited by the Board of Global Ministries (formerly the Board of Missions) [apparently Methodist] to become members of the traveling ministry of the Department of Finance and Field Service in 1966. The couple became "traveling missionaries" in 1967 and worked through 36 states, including Alaska. They retired from the ministry in 1981, and settled in St. Petersburg, Florida.