Kinzie Lee Anne Wilson passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Colorado Springs at the age of 25. She was born on January 21, 1994 at Fort Bliss, Texas to Bernard Dean Wilson and Kathleen Anne Gleason. Kinzie grew up in New Mexico, Germany and Colorado. She spent over 20 years living in Colorado, graduating from Widefield High School. Following high school Kinzie attended College America, and worked for the Flying Eagle Family in Manitou for many years. She also worked for the Mushroom Monday Family. Kinzie’s hobbies were the Arts, from painting to acting, singing, and dancing. However, her favorite hobby was making people laugh! She had an amazing sense of humor. Everyone around her would smile just by her walking into a room.
As a girl her family briefly thought she might have a hearing problem, because, at two, she was still not pronouncing any basic words. They took her for a hearing test and while waiting the two days for the result, she said, “juice please mom” From that moment they knew Kinzie was going to do things in her own time and her own way. She so enjoyed making sure that everyone was smiling and laughing, even if it was at her. There are so many funny stories that include the phrase “Kinzie, what are you doing?” that this phrase became part of a warm up in Theater Class at Widefield and continued even after she graduated. From made up rap songs sung in Walmart, to random utterances made at the top of her lungs in very public places, to rides in shopping carts in grocery stores-in the back, Kinzie was always searching for ways to enjoy the most out of life and always seeking the limelight. She was such an amazing soul. Kinzie would climb a tree, stop and smell the roses, or escape to the mountains whenever she could. She would want us to all remember this and celebrate her by sharing stories and laughing till “the tears run down our legs”!
Kinzie will be remembered as a loving mother and daughter, a fun big sister, an annoying little sister, and a crazy best friend. Kinzie loved the Lord and all the beauty that He placed on this Earth. She celebrated her Catholic faith. She was that kid that wanted to rescue all the animals and would rather be outside more than in. Her dream was to one day be working in the medical field and she had a great passion for the elderly. Kinzie wanted nothing more than to be the best mother she could to her two beautiful babies, Ella Anne Michelle and Clayton Scott. These two precious souls, she knew, were a gift from God and caring for them was her greatest joy. Kinzie brought a beautiful light to the world of all those around her. The world will always seem a little less bright without her. She was loved and will be missed by all who ever knew her.
“Do what you love, love what you do and never walk this journey alone”
She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents James and Janet Gleason; paternal great-grandparents Bernard and Bernadine Wilson; and paternal grandmother Caroline Pilger.
Kinzie is survived by her mother Kathleen Anne Gleason and father Bernard Dean Wilson Junior; Mother Tyra Wilson; her loving boyfriend and the father of her children Brandon Pathtel; her brothers Ryann Gleason and Robert Alexander; Sisters Shelby Alexander, Erika Alexander, Amanda Williams; aunts and uncles- Chris and Mary Gleason, Belinda Wilson- Stier, Brenda Glover-Schlup; cousins Mikayla Marsh, Brad, Brent and Brian Stier, Abby Gleason, the Rehtmeyers, and the Gleasons; nieces and nephews Kinleigh Rose, Araya Williams, Ashton Williams, Riley Pethtel, Keyahna Pethtel; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Return to Nature Funeral Home parlor, 123 East Las Animas Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
A Celebration of Life for Kinzie was held at 5:00pm Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Return to Nature Chapel West, 11 North 22nd Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904.
The family asks that any donations please be placed in her name to the Donate Life organization.