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Wanda Oleta Bowen

February 24, 1926 May 19, 2013
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Wanda Oleta Bowen, age 87, of Mangum, passed away Sunday morning, Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Grace Living Center.


Wanda was born in Roff, Oklahoma, on February 24, 1926, to Erastis and Ila Mae (Melson) Shaw. On November 2, 1940, she married Verney Lee Gifford and they spent 34 wonderful years together before his death in December of 1974. Wanda obtained her LPN license in 1967 and worked at Mangum City Hospital and Grace Living Center of Mangum. In 1983, she married Elmus Bowen, who preceded her in death in 1999. In her free time, Wanda enjoyed fishing, dancing, gardening and spending time with friends and family. Wanda was known for being a very kind and compassionate person and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


Preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; one daughter, Janice; one son, Ronnie; one grandson, James Gifford; four brothers, Hubert Shaw, Clyd Shaw, Doyle Shaw and Roy Shaw and one sister Gladys Gifford, Wanda is survived by four children, Jimmy Gifford and wife Pat of Houston, Texas, Brenda Rogers and husband Dale of Mangum, Donnie Gifford and wife Lee of Sulfur Springs, Texas, Kathy Stehr and husband Greg of Willow; seventeen grandchildren; thirty six great grandchildren and one expected in September; twelve great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Jean Carter of Odessa, Texas and Rena Fryman of Elk City; one stepson, Ron Bowen and wife Jan of San Jose, California along with many other relatives and friends.


Funeral services for Wanda Oleta Bowen will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Mangum with Pastor Shawn Johnson officiating and under the direction of Greer Funeral Home of Mangum.


Online tributes may be made to the family at www.greerfuneral.com

05/20/2013
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235 South Pennsylvania
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05/21/2013
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235 South Pennsylvania
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05/22/2013
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235 South Pennsylvania
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OK




05/22/2013
1:30 PM

Funeral
First Baptist Church
420 Hughes Dr.
Mangum
OK

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