|Wing Family of America District 12|
|Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington|
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District 12 gets a New Representative
Jim Whitman of Sammamish, WA has taken over for Nancy Myers. On behalf of all the members of District 12, we would like to thank Nancy for her vision and dedication to the Wing Family of America. Nancy you moved the group to a new level by bringing the National Reunion to Seaside, Oregon in 2009.
District 12 Spring Planning Meeting: April 16th Location - To be determined. (email Jim or John W. if you need more info)
Wing Family reunion for District 12 WFA members and Martin Wing descendants.
August 27-28, 2011
Our dear cousin, Ogden Wing, passed away peacefully early on the morning of December 28, 2010, at the age of 90. Due to an unavoidable schedule, I was unable to attend his funeral service and memorial gathering in Wamic, Oregon, but I understand it was well attended by family and friends, and that a number of our cousins were able to be there. Our prayers and condolences go out to his sons Steve and Mark, and all of their family members. Those of you in attendance at the Seaside reunion in 2009 may recall that we gave special recognition to Ogden as the last remaining grandchild of Martin and Margaret Wing. He was a wonderful husband, father, cousin and friend, and we shall miss him!
|The 2008 District 12 Reunion was held on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Prosperity Grange #315 located at 3701 Steamboat Island Rd. NW Olympia, WA 98502. It was hosted by Daryl and Jessie (Wing) Duerr who live across the street at 6325 Sunrise Beach Rd NW, Olympia, WA 98502. Approximately 30 members came and enjoyed spending time with their cousins. We enjoyed meeting up with friends we've seen every year for the past 7 years and with the larger crowd this year we were able to meet some new folks. We're all super-excited|
about the hosting next year's National Wing Reunion which will be in held in Seaside, Oregon. We did some planning for this event and got some of the new comers interested. We also had a great presentation by Jim Whitman on the westward movement of the Wings. Click here for more info.
The 2007 Spring Reunion was held at the home of John and Barbara Wickham of Portland, Oregon on Saturday, May 5th. Members shared ancestory, photos and stories. The biggest part of the meeting was planning for the 2009 National Wing Family of America Reunion which will be held here in District 12 at Seaside, Oregon on June 19 - June 21, 2009.
Beverly Smith Vorpahl's releases her novel based on Deborah Bachiler Wing.
Goody Wing, an American Foremother.
Deborah Bachiler, my eighth great-grandmother, assumed a personality as I researched life in 17th century England and New England to learn about the circumstances of women, Puritans and others who sought religious freedom by daring to cross the Atlantic Ocean to a little-known continent. The right to worship as they believed God directed them was the driving force of these earliest Europeans, who, with their noble quest and spirit of perseverance, established the basis of our nation's character. Much has been written of our forefathers, but of equal importance were the wives and daughters of those men - women we know little about. As I read and wrote, Deborah - in her world of four centuries ago - developed from a wide-eyed young lady into a brave, forthright woman. She and others like here was the precursors of their feminist descendants. I hope Deborah Bachiler Wing would approve of this narrative.