Wanda Joy Brown, 89, of Dumas was called home on the morning of Tuesday, July 11, 2023.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning on Monday, July 17, 2023 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Matt Price officiating. Interment will follow at Dumas Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3 o’clock to 5 o’clock in the afternoon at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors.
Wanda was born on August 26, 1933 in Mangum OK to George and Cleta ( Stafford) Wilson. She moved to Dumas as a teen and was a proud graduate of Dumas High School in 1952, the first class to graduate from the new high school. She worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell before becoming a mother. After the girls started school, she helped her husband run his business, and when he retired, she became a rural mail carrier and later worked as a bookkeeper for the Dumas Inn. Wanda loved the outdoors, fishing, the mountains of Colorado, and she was an avid and talented bowler. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy. She was their biggest supporter and fan, cheering for every team they played on and attending every band concert, choir concert, and theater production they were in. She was a proud, longtime member of the First Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband Jack Brown, she was preceded in death by her parents; sister: Ruth Johnson.
Wanda is survived by her daughters: Debbie Sullivan and husband Randy of Liberty, TX and Jackie Street of Dumas, TX; grandchildren: Jake Sullivan of Liberty, TX, Col. Joshua Sullivan and wife Heather of San Jose, CA, Mariah Neumeyer and husband Josh of San Antonio, TX, and Kaleb Street of Dumas, TX; 7 great- grandchildren; brother: Gary Wilson and wife Joy of Dumas, TX; brother- inlaw: Donnie Brown and wife Bobbie of Dumas, TX; sister- in- law: Joy Nichols and husband Wimpy of Amarillo, TX.
The family suggests, with gratitude, memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 420 S Bliss, Dumas, TX 79029.