Wilma Mertis Longpre died February 20, 2018 at home surrounded by family in Kingston Springs TN. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Roderick James (Jim) Longpre in 2012. She is survived by her loving family, Patricia (Randy) Diven, Annette (Paul) Boomer, Renee (Brian) Parks, Mark (Patricia) Longpre. Nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was a graduate of Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital, Magna Cum Laude class of 1951.
Nursing and faith sustained her as she waited her husband’s return from war. While raising her family she kept her nursing licenses current. Her life included volunteering, working alongside husband Jim, golfing, traveling, countless family gatherings, dancing with friends, and praising God each and every day.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28 with a rosary recited at 9:40 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church 535 Sneed Road West, Franklin, TN. Interment to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Nashville TN. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Roman Catholic diocese of Nashville C/O Seminarians, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214 or Golden Jubilee Burse C/O Anntoinette #193, 4243 Tully Road, Hughson, CA 95326.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times
Feb. 28, 2018