Wanda Pearl Harvey, 87, of Amarillo died Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2012, in Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Clay J. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Harvey, daughter of the late William E. and Ethel Walker, was born July 28, 1925, in Eldorado, Oklahoma. She was a graduate of Grandfield High School, in Grandfield, Oklahoma in 1943.
Wanda attended Cameron State Agricultural College in Lawton, Oklahoma and was awarded Most Valuable Student Award in 1945. She was an exceptional basketball player and was voted Outstanding Woman Athlete. Two years later, she graduated from Oklahoma University in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science in Education.
During her teaching career, she taught typing and shorthand and coached the girls’ basketball team at Grandfield high School. The family moved to Amarillo, Texas in 1955 and she taught mathematics at Forest Hill Elementary.
August 2, 1952 Wanda married William C. Harvey of Grandfield and they adopted two sons, William Louis and Ronald Jeffrey. The family has been active members of the Westminster Presbyterian Church since moving to Amarillo. The Harveys loved square dancing and were members of several square-dancing clubs.
Bowling, traveling, sewing and ceramics were some of her favorite activities. She was very athletic and enjoyed a good game of tennis. Most recently, Wanda enjoyed playing bingo and balloon volleyball with her friends at Canyonview Estates.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, William Louis; her parents, and four brothers, Byron, William E., James W., and Dick Walker.
Survivors include her son, Ronald Jeffrey of Aspermont, Texas; two grandchildren, Billy Paul Harvey of Dallas, Texas and Jamie Harvey of Chicago, Illinois; a great grandson, William James Harvey; two sisters, Melba McCartor of Amarillo, and Betty Ruth Dole and her husband Bud of Houston, Texas; a brother, Ronald D. Walker and his wife Ann of Amarillo; two sisters-in-law, Lucy Walker of Amarillo, and Donna Smith of Tipton, Oklahoma, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family members would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Mohamedaouf Khaznadar and the people of the BSA Healthcare System, Northwest Texas Hospital, Kindred Hospital, Compassion Home Health, and Southwest Hospice who provided excellent care to Wanda. In addition, they would like to give a special thank you to her private caregivers who extended loving passionate care and friendship.
Wanda will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to the Presbyterian Children’s Home, 3400 S. Bowie St., Amarillo, TX 79109.