Born August 8, 1934 in Burr Oak, Kansas to Emory Lloyd & Emma Mills. Wanda was a loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
Wanda passed away on March 7, 2020 and was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Wyatt; their Children: Charlene Wilton, Joe Wyatt; and her Siblings: Shirley Mills; Loyce Mills; Leo (Tex) Mills; Howard Mills.
She is survived by their Children: Cheryl Dykhoff, Arvada CO; Jerry Wyatt, Arvada, CO; Rhonda Shea, Colorado Springs, CO; John Wyatt, Arvada, CO. Judy Case, Pueblo, CO; Grandchildren: Jerimiah, Ryan, Tiia, Hope, Greg, Jerry Jr., Jennifer, Aaron, Michelle, Christopher, Amy; Several wonderful Great Grandchildren; and Siblings: Emory Lloyd Mills, Jr., Rush, CO; Marietta (Mert) Nickell, Fountain, CO.
Wanda married Joseph Wyatt on September 17, 1960. They settled in Denver, Colorado. Together they enjoyed all the wonder of the Colorado Mountains such as: camping, fishing, jeeping, and yes, she was a race car driver, competing in the Powder Puff at Colorado National Speedway for 10 years. Why she even held the women’s fast time for 2 years after they retired the car! Joe took pictures of the wildlife that surrounded their home in Grand Lake, while Wanda fed the fox and hummingbirds, but shot the BB gun at the crows!
Wanda came from a musical family. She loved to sing. She played the guitar, accordion, and organ beautifully. You would never know it was all by ear, she couldn’t read a note!
She loved birds; her favorites were hummingbirds and cardinals.
She put together hundreds of beautiful jigsaw puzzles. Most of them were of birds, of course.
She also sewed. She started making quillows which sold quickly. Everyone had to have one, if not more!
All this aside, her best love was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and many friends!
Wanda worked at Gates Rubber Company for more than 30 years where she would retire. After retirement, she and Joe would move to Grand Lake, Colorado to enjoy the mountains they loved.
After Joe passed, she moved to Nebraska to help her daughter and stayed for her grandson Greg after Charlene passed.
Eventually, she moved back to Colorado to be closer to her children and grandchildren whom she cherished!
In light of the current virus outbreak we have made the decision to postpone her Celebration of Life. Please add your stories and sign her guestbook. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you posted.