Wanda Hunter, 86, long time Iowa Park resident, passed away Thursday, July 2, in Wichita Falls.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Rick Davis, pastor, officiating. Interment was held in Highland Cemetery, Iowa Park, under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.
Wanda was born in Grandfield, OK., Aug. 21, 1928, to George William Sadler and Pleasant Cantwell Sadler. She graduated from Grandfield High School and then attended business school in Wichita Falls, where she met Sam Hunter, and they married Feb. 9, 1949. They moved to Electra later that year and in 1958 they moved to Iowa Park with their family where the couple lived for the rest of their lives. Wanda was the secretary for the president of General Mills in Wichita Falls and later worked as a secretary for the local SWCD board. She and Sam were real estate brokers and operated Sam Hunter Real Estate for most of the time that they lived in Iowa Park. She was also active in the Lady Lions Club, Iowa Park Garden Club and the North Texas Bird and Wildlife Club. She enjoyed bird watching and took numerous trips around the country and Europe to observe birds. She participated in the Wichita County annual bird counts and could often be found feeding the geese at Gordon Lake. She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, T.A., Eddie and Sam Sadler; and sisters, Lois Dobbs, Delores Cooper, Faye Hickman and Anetta O’Keefe.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Theimer of Woodland Park, CO.; a son, Gary Hunter of Iowa Park; brother, Leo Sadler of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.