Wanda Lee Wallace, 77, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 6 at her Riverbank residence.
She was born the second child of eight siblings to William Francis Nelson and Etta Mae Geren in Buleah, Mo. She moved to California in 1941 and lived in the Riverbank-Oakdale area ever since.
She married Raymond H. Wallace in Riverbank on Aug. 21, 1950 and they had eight children together as well.
She is survived by her children, Terry (Jeff) Martin of Modesto, Toni Williams of Manteca, Teresa (Jerry) Meloy of Moline, Kans., Travis Wallace, Tracy Wallace, both of Riverbank; siblings, Mari Lou Steeley, Ginger Walker, Linda (Jerry) Armstrong, all of Riverbank, Gary (Priscilla) Nelson of Modesto; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ray; children, Troy, Tammy, and Tyrone Wallace; her parents, Bill and Etta; and brothers, Billy, Dean, and Tommy Nelson.
Viewing Wednesday, April 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Riverbank Memorial Chapel, 3131 Santa Fe, Riverbank. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, also at the chapel. Graveside service and reception will follow.
Remembrances may be made to Christian Food Sharing, P.O. Box 1373, Riverbank, CA 95367.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
April 11, 2012