|Let the memory of Wanda be with us forever|
"I met Wanda only a few years before her death, so have little to add. She was living at Lancaster Village with Lloyd and ate meals at the same table as my friend, Joseph. Wanda and Lloyd were very nice to Joseph and helped make his days much more pleasant. Wanda was so sweet to Joseph and to me when I visited that, when Wanda moved to another home, Joseph asked if he could visit her. The idea of seeing Wanda and her daughter Donna gave Joseph great joy and it was wonderful for him to have them visit. After Joseph’s death I got to visit Wanda a number of times. She was always kind, interested and interesting. She was the quality of person I would like to have as a neighbor and friend. Lloyd Kumley"
"I first met Wanda in 1964 when I became friends with Donna and Diane. I was frequently over at the 5th street house. She always made me feel welcome, always had a kind or encouraging word, and provided a home that was warm and safe. She treated me like a member of her family, always welcome. She will always have a warm place in my heart. John Collins"
"Wanda was a member of the Group Wellness Class that I facilitate at Northwest Rehab Associates. She was usually very quiet, very focused on getting her work done and then she would break out in the most glorious smile that just made everything just right. She is very missed by all the members of the group. We all feel so fortunate to get to have some of the last jam she made with Donna. It is sweet and yummy. We will all remember you fondly Wanda with that sweet smile in our thoughts"
"When I think of Wanda I remember a very gracious woman. Her countenance exuded grace. Her gentle smile and kind nature spoke volumes about her loving character. She was a wonderful role model for her children and grandchildren. Always loving, caring, and eager to share an encouraging word. She will be greatly missed as she was loved...
A big hug to this wonderful family,
"I miss my mom....Should probably allow Diane to share this but I would like to share what Diane observed as she walked into moms room the day before her passing. Diane walked in and mom had a glow around her head and on her face and Diane said mom... you look radiant and beautiful... Mom opened her eyes and looked "beyond and past " Diane and extended her arms as if she was welcoming some one and said... 'Well hello"! I find this welcome mom experienced as very reassuring. Jesus is kind , encouraging and welcoming!"
"I am so thankful to have had the most wonderful grandma in the world! Memories of her love, her laugh, her humor, and her sweet spirit will stay with me forever. It's hard to put into words how truly amazing she was."
"I will miss Wanda's kindness and the twinkle in her eyes! She taught us all many beautiful lessons in her transition. I wish all of the family to continue to be embraced by the love she shared. May there be much healing during this time of gathering and remembering Wanda. May the inspiration of her life uplift and nurture you forever."
"Deepest sympathy with heartfelt condolences and kindest thoughts in your time of sorrow. Thank you for allowing me to be involved in her care. I am sorry for your loss. Dr. Mark Fischel"
"May warm memories help soften your sorrow and may faith help you to face each tomorrow. The loss of one's mother is difficult no matter what the circumstances. You are in our thoughts and prayers ~ Karl and Christine Anderson"
"Thinking of you and sending a little sunshine your way! We have thought of you often these last couple of weeks. It saddened us to hear of your Mother's death. We hope you find comfort as you remember the good times you shared with your mother. Your attention and care given your mother the last few years will always be remembered ~ Dorothy and Judd Mills"
"We were shocked and saddened to read of your mother's passing in this morning's paper. We hope she knew that she was missed in the exercise class. Polly (Mrs. Houck's caregiver) asked about Wanda on Friday. Please know that we share your sorrow ~ Carl and Ollie Alleman"
"I will never forget your laugh and your kind heart. You made so many wonderful memories with Grandma and Dad when I was young. Miss you."
"Here's to my funny, resourceful, intuitive, silly at times, stick to her guns, kite flying, beach walking, book lover, do the right thing, angelic, sister!"
"wanda, i miss you so much, & i remember all the good times we had when our kids were younger. at your place & at ours & at austin hot springs. remember when we took one of our picnic lunches to austin hot springs & we forgot the can opener, i love you & miss you so much."