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 Wanda Joyce <I>Willis</I> Jackson

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Wanda Joyce Willis Jackson

  • Birth 11 Feb 1934 Manitou, Tillman County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 13 Jan 2011 Hobart, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Mountain Park, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 64173857

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.


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  • Created by: Galeen Irvin Chain
  • Added: 13 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64173857
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wanda Joyce Willis Jackson (11 Feb 1934–13 Jan 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64173857, citing Mountain Park Cemetery, Mountain Park, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Galeen Irvin Chain (contributor 47065623) .