Oct. 16, 1922 - Feb. 15, 2013
Wanda Lee Hargis passed away Friday, February 15 at St. Charles Medical center, in Redmond, Oregon. Services will be Saturday February 23, 2013 at Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 185 NE 4th St., Prineville, Oregon 97754, 541-416-9733. A viewing will be held there on Friday from 4-7pm.
Wanda was born to Ernest and Maude Weber at the family home on October 16, 1922 in Garden Valley, just outside of Roseburg, Oregon. Wanda graduated from Roseburg High School and worked for Bell Telephone during World War II. Wanda corresponded during the war with Gene Hargis and they were married on August 6, 1946 and were together for 65 years. After they were married Wanda and Gene built a new home in Dixonville just outside of Roseburg, then later moved to Powell Butte, buying a ranch there.
Wanda and Gene enjoyed traveling in their RV during their retirement. Wanda spent most of her life as a loving wife, mother, and homemaker and was well known for baking and cooking skills.
Wanda's hobbies included, knitting, sewing, fishing with Dad, gardening, reading, and following the stock market.
Wanda is survived by her four sons Jim (Evonne) Hargis of Oregon City; Bob (Sherry) Hargis of Cul de Sac, Idaho; Larry (Debby) Hargis of Prineville, Oregon; John (Mary Lee) Hargis of Redmond, Oregon; and daughter Mary (Byron) Bonney of Florence, Montana. Wanda is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren, as well as her brother, George Weber and sisters, Evelyn and Dorothy.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband Gene Hargis in 2011, her parents and a brother and sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul through Whispering Pines Funeral Home 185 NE 4th Street Prineville, Oregon 97754.