WANDA LEE BROWN , 86, of Reno, Texas, passed from this life unexpectedly on Friday September 12, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday September 17, 2014 in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home with Wade White officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Wanda was born May 26, 1928 in Brookfield, Missouri, a daughter of Ernest Oliver and Hazel Viola Christian Morris. She attended school at the Pacific Christian Academy in Graton, California. She married Irving Elmo Brown on April 22, 1967 in Reno, Nevada. She and Irving were members of the Cowboy Church.
Among the most meaningful people in Wanda's early years was her grandfather, Oliver Samuel Morris, known affectionately as "Daddy Jim." Wanda loved to travel, and enjoyed flying their private plane to most every place in the West, including ventures into Canada and Mexico. Her love of airplanes was shared by her husband Irving, and together they enjoyed many points of beauty and interest, often referring to themselves as "The Wing Nuts." She loved children, and would take time to greet most every child whose path she crossed. Wanda lived life to the fullest and enjoyed each day, accepting both the good and bad things that life brought her way. She loved the beauty of flowers, taking the life lesson from roses, that the lovely flower and sweet aroma were accompanied by thorns. Such is the stuff of life.