Wanda Spears

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September 10, 1935 ~ September 1, 2018

Wanda Patricia Spears, born on September 10, 1935, in Canton, in the pan handle of Texas. Wanda passed peacefully napping in her chair on September 1, 2018. Mother to three, grandmother to six and great-grandmother to four.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gene; and her brother, Stan Jones. She is survived by her daughter, Gail Gutierrez, of Vancouver, WA; and son, Glenn Spears, of Eugene, OR. Her brother, Jerry Bowers, of Butte, Montana; and sister, Maggie Bates, of Killeen, Texas.

Wanda loved and enjoyed life and worked hard to create a family she never had as a child. After her kids grew she worked many jobs from an accountant at GSL in Utah, to many years as a Sears sale associate in Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, WA.

She was an amazing cook and fed lots of kids, friends and family through the years. She loved her crossword puzzles and playing board games. She always looked at the bright side of life and had kind words and positive encouragement for everyone. She will truly be missed.

A memorial service to remember and celebrate Wanda's life will be held at Evergreen Staples Memorial Gardens in, Vancouver, Washington, September 28, 2018, at 3 p.m.

Please visit www.evergreenstaples.com and search "Wanda Spears"to sign guest book and send flowers.

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