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Wanda Dee (Pittman) Langum

POSTED November 27, 2012 8:25 p.m.

Wanda Dee (Pittman) Langum, 77, died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 in her home in Manteca.

Born in Gainesville, Texas, she came to California when she was six years old. She grew up in Riverbank and graduated from Oakdale High School.

She was a Manteca resident for over 45 years, working as a secretary and office manager from her teen years until she retired. Her second ‘career’ was her most beloved: taking care of her granddaughters. From the time they were born until they graduated college, she was known for attending every dance recital, sports event or function that the girls were involved in. Mrs. Langum also enjoyed traveling with her husband Paul to places like Alaska, Hawaii and The Panama Canal. Many Mantecans will know her as living in the corner house with all the Christmas lights. Wanda and Paul have decorated their home with thousands of lights each Christmas for the past four decades.

Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, Paul Langum of Manteca as well as her daughters, Pamela DeAnn Langum of Ripon and Paula Langum Fonseca of Manteca, son-in-law Edward M. Fonseca, her siblings, Betty Fielder of Modesto, Pat Foiles of Manteca and Roy Pittman of Nevada; and four granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Juanita Pittman and her brother, Bobby.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother and cherished grandmother.

P.L. Fry and Son in charge of arrangements.

Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 27 and services will be Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. at P.L. Fry and Son, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. Burial will be at Burwood Cemetery, Escalon.

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