She was born on the family homestead in the Whitepine, Mont. area May 30, 1929 to Frederick Arthur Foote and Amirilla Coburn Smith Foote.
Wilma attended schools in Whitepine and Thompson Falls where she would ride the train in on Monday and return to the family homestead on Friday staying at the school dormitory during the week.
Wilma spent most of her life in the Thompson Falls area but worked in Denver at a well known department store for a short period and also moved to Kansas City where she worked at the Greenleaf Cadillac dealership. She returned to the family homestead in the early 70s and once again took up ranching.
She worked security for both the LP Mill in Trout Creek and the WI Mill in Thompson Falls and continued ranching until health issues intervened.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Elmer, sisters, Martha May Taylor and Elsie Louise Golden and a niece Bonnie Fae Weisse.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews including John (Kathy) Golden, Jim (Connie) Golden, Dale and Dean Golden, Colleen (David) Schmersal, Glen (Becky) Taylor and Gina (Anthony) Tanner and also many great-nieces and nephews and her good neighbors
Funeral Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Whitepine Community Church with burial following in the Whitepine Cemetery.