Wanda Jane Jones Reed was born June 25, 1923 in Wakita, the daughter of Walter and Estella Johnson Myers and passed from this life on April 3, 2015 in Tulsa. She attended schools in Wakita, Bentonville, Arkansas and Wichita, Kansas. Wanda and William C. Jones were married June 10, 1941 and while he was in the U.S. Air Force they lived in Alberta, Canada and Medford. During their married lifetime, they spent summers in Manitou, Colorado and winters in South Texas. While living in Medford, Wanda was a member of the First Christian Church and belonged to Miriam Circle. She belonged to National Association of Federal Employees and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She was a 50 year member of Eastern Star and a Charter Lifetime Member of Medical Air Services Association. Wanda loved to tell of making the first wind sock and first flags for the golf course. Being very musical Wanda played the organ and sang in the choir. She was a group leader and music director for USDA Retirement Community for many years. Her husband, Bill, preceded her in death in December 1990. On August 10, 1992 she and Gilbert Reed were married. He also preceded her in death in August 1993. Wanda had moved to Tulsa to be near her son, Jim.
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Wanda is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; three sisters, Alta Brim, Pauline Lacy and Vera Minor; three brothers, Cecil Myers, Lewis Myers and Keith Myers; daughter-in-law, Sue Jones.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Jim Jones and spouse, Gayle; granddaughter, Jacque Calico and spouse, Chris; great granddaughters, Baleigh Napier and Brooke Napier; nephew, Jerry Jones and spouse, Pat; step grandchildren, Tony Tempest and spouse, Jennifer and Jessica Lauterbach and spouse, Troy; step great grandchildren, Emily Calico, Braxton Tempest, Grayson Tempest, Anneston Tempest, Camden Lauterbach and Hudson Lauterbach.
Funeral service for Wand Reed will be Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Medford First Christian Church with Rev. Craig VanDeburgh officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Medford. Viewing will be Monday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with family present 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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