Wanda Faye Hodges Phipps, 67, of The Dalles, Ore., passed away Jan. 25, 2016.
Wanda was born Nov. 9, 1948, in Boynton, Okla., to Ferba L. Bell Hodges and Henry Hodges. In 1967, she married Fred Phipps in Union Gap, Wash. She was as a hotel keeper during her husband’s enrollment in the military.
Wanda and Fred moved to The Dalles, Ore., in 1971. She worked as a caretaker for the elderly, in the restaurant industry and later as a stay-at-home mom. She enjoyed the relationships created during years participating in bowling and pool leagues.
She was a devoted wife of 48 years, a loving mother, willing listener, guiding supporter, and provider for countless others. Her sassy, no-nonsense attitude was openly appreciated because it was always inspired by love. Whether for family, as a friend, or second mom, she touched so many lives without ever asking for anything in return.
She is survived by her husband, Fred; two sons, Tony and Bob; granddaughter Jamie; and siblings, Juanita Beebe, Betty Prante and Bryan Hodges.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father and brother Leon Hodges.
At her request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.
“… I will never depart. As long as you keep me, alive in your heart.”
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