|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1934|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 2011|
Wanda passed away Thursday, January 13, 2011 in Hobart, Kiowa County, Oklahoma.
Wanda Joyce Willis was born to Charlie Clay Willis and Ruby Roberta Rhodes Willis on February 11, 1934 in Manitou, Tillman County, Oklahoma. She attended school and graduated from Snyder High School in 1952.
She married LaVern Francis Jackson on February 14, 1952 in Lawton. She and her husband were custom harvesters. Wanda later became employed in Civil Service at Altus Air Force Base. In 1967 LaVern and Wanda were blessed with a son, Sammy Lynn. Wanda went on to get her teaching degree from Cameron University, and later received her Master's degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Wanda taught in the Snyder and Roosevelt School Districts until her retirement. Wanda enjoyed hunting for antiques with her sister Coletta. She loved taking her two grandsons fishing and watching them play sports. She spent many hours serving the community of Roosevelt by working in the town hall office, starting the Roosevelt Library and being active in the Roosevelt Alumni Association and beautification projects. She also found pleasure in working the Roosevelt Haunted House. Wanda developed an interest in genealogy and spent a great deal of time researching family history. Another passion of hers was writing the Roosevelt Newsletter. She also authored publications of her favorite sayings, quotes and idioms. Wanda is most famous for visiting with everyone who patronized the local Quick Mart.
She is survived by her son Sammy Jackson and his wife Julie, two grandsons, Tanner and Kaden all of Elgin, Oklahoma; two sisters, Betty Heien of Marlow, Oklahoma; Aletta Winslett of Arab, Alabama; one brother Eugene Willis of Las Vegas, NV; several nieces and nephews, many friends and former students.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, her sisters, Coletta Willis of Snyder and Imogene Winslett of Huey Town, Alabama.
Wanda's contributor page
Charlie Clay Willis (1906 - 1994)
Ruby Roberta Rhodes Willis (1905 - 1986)
LaVern Francis Jackson (1927 - 1979)
Wanda Joyce Willis Jackson (1934 - 2011)
Coletta Mae Willis (1935 - 2009)*
Charlene Imogene Willis Winslett (1937 - 2009)*
Mountain Park Cemetery
Created by: Galeen Irvin Chain
Record added: Jan 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64173857
Added: Jun. 29, 2016
Thank you Wanda, Your research has been of great help kinking my Vandiver,Broutghon and Jackson family tree.RIP Wanda|
Added: May. 24, 2016
Thank you for helping me find my father's parents. He died when I was 12. I've never known anything about his family. You left me an incredible gift. I wish I'd found your records sooner so I could have told you.|
Added: Apr. 2, 2016
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