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Wanda Irene Cook Christopher was born July 4, 1937 in Morrill, Kansas. The
daughter of Virgil and Louise Parcells Cook, she grew up and attended
schools in Fairview and Topeka, Kansas.
On June 7, 1957, Wanda married Lloyd Harmon Christopher in Oklahoma. Because
Lloyd was in the U.S. Air Force, they lived in numerous places including
Wichita, Kansas, Lincoln, Nebraska, Kinross, Michigan, Easley, South
Carolina, and Omaha, Nebraska. They then made their home in Houston, Texas
where Wanda was employed at ABB Randall, a printing and reproduction
company. Lloyd preceded her in death on December 21, 1981. After Wanda's
retirement in 2004, she moved to Sealy, Texas where she has been a member of
the First United Methodist Church of Sealy.
A devoted grandmother, Wanda treasured the time she spent with her
grandchildren. Her favorite singer was Conway Twitty, and she enjoyed
collecting bells, reading and playing Farkle with her friends from church on
Sunday afternoons.
She passed away suddenly Sunday, August 27, 2006 at her home in Sealy at the
age of 69. She is survived by her daughters: Stacy Little and her husband,
Lamar, of Tomball, Melanie Christopher and her husband, James Sheppeard,
also of Tomball, and Darcy Parrent of Houston; son Russell Lloyd Christopher
and his wife, Jeanette, of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren: William
Christopher, Mark Christopher, Keith Martinez, Jacob Martinez, Matthew
Parrent, Britnee Parrent, Cheyenne Parrent, Samuel Little, Abigail Little,
Seth Little, Faith Little, Jessica Rotella, Halee Chance and Megan
Sheppeard; and 3 great grandchildren. Also surviving her are her sisters
Norma Massey of Sealy, Virginia Batson and hr husband, Bill, of
Pinckneyville, Illinois, Colleen Rennison of Rockwood, Illinois, and Glenda
Allen of Overbrook, Kansas; brother: Gene Cook of Rawlin, Wyoming, and
numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Wanda was
preceded in death by her parents.
The funeral service was Thursday, August 31, 2006 at the First United
Methodist Church in Sealy with Reverend John Tyler officiating. Graveside
service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 31, 2006 at the Houston
National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas.
In lieu  of usual rememberences, friends who wish may make memorial gifts
to: First United Methodist Church, 200 Atchison, Sealy, TX 77474.
Posted by Joy Neely


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