Woodward County Obituaries

Wandalee Mae (Young) Brown
09 May 1924 - 29 Apr 2007
Woodward News
01 May 2007 Page 3

Funeral services for Wandalee Brown, 82 year old Woodward resident, will be Wednesday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Woodward. The Rev. Lonnie Rutherford will officiate. Inerment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Johnson's Good Samaritan Funeral Service.

Wandalee Mae Brown was born May 9, 1924 in Freedom, Okla. to Thomas William and Pearl (Klopp) Young. She grew up south of Mooreland and attended the Mooreland schools. On Dec. 13, 1941 she was married to Harley Brown in Woodward and to this union one child, Elaine Kay Brown, was born. They spent the next 65 years together in Woodward. Wandalee worked for Lucille Lowry for 42 years and then worked as secretary for the Presbyterian Church for 14 years.

Wandalee was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Woodward and had been a member longer than any other living person. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies and the Daughters Of The American Revolution. She was an active genealogist and had volunteered at the History Center every Thursday for many years. Wandalee had studied document research and preservation at Salt Lake City and had placed much of Woodward County's public records on microfilm. She also had been a volunteer at the Woodward Regional Hospital for many years. She loved to cook and decorate cakes.

Mrs. Brown died April 29 at her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Thomas and Donald Young.

She is survived by her husband Harley Brown, a daughter and her husband, Elaine and Jerry Yates of Lamont, Okla.; three grandchildren, Misty Zimbelman and husband, Doyle, of Tahlequah, Okla., Wayne Yates and wife, Stacey of Moore, Okla. and Charles David Yates of Norman, Okla.; five great-grandchildren, Zachary and Megan Zimbelman and Nicholas, Daniel and Samantha Yates; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Foundation or the Ronald McDonald House.

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