|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1935|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 2006|
Age 71, born January 22, 1935 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the daughter of James and Maggie Ott. She passed away September 17, 2006, after a short illness.
Wanda married her childhood sweetheart Ralph Abbott on September 4, 1950. Together they had six children. Their family lived in Knoxville, Tennessee for many years until they moved to Rockford, IL. In 1967, Wanda and her family relocated to Burbank, California.
Ralph and Wanda divorced in the 1970s but remained close until his death in May 2006. Wanda lived in Burbank until she decided to return to Rockford in the 1990s. In her younger and healthier days, Wanda's favorite place to be was at Santa Anita's horse racing track in Los Angeles, or in Las Vegas playing those slot machines.
During the last few years she could always be found scratching off a lottery ticket with hopes of winning the "jackpot". She enjoyed life and loved her family. Wanda will be deeply missed and will forever remain in our hearts.
She is survived by five of her six children, Donna (Howard) Galassi of Frazier Park, CA, Gene (Darlene) Abbott, Shirley Wilson, Linda Abbott of Loves Park, IL, and Debbie Abbott of Sparta, MI; fifteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, sisters Evelyn Neil and Katherine Thomas, brother Bill Ott and a large extended family.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents James and Maggie Ott, daughter Barbara Abbott, brother Jack Ott, sister Barbara Ott, and former husband, father of her children and love of her life, Ralph Abbott.
Sunset Memorial Gardens
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Jun 17, 2010
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