Wanda Lee Easley, 73 of Harvey, ND died on Monday, May 20, 2013 at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Harvey.
Burial will be in the Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery, Manfred.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey, ND.
Wanda Lee Easley was born August 24, 1939 in Keene, Texas at the family home of L. C. (Doc) and Minnie Lee Ward. Wanda was raised in Keene and attended Southwestern Adventist Junior College (now a University). She graduated in 1957 and was married to Wayne Easley, also of Keene, on July 11, 1957 in Keene. Wanda spent most of her married life as a pastor's wife, ably assisting her husband. She was a missionary wife on three continents, North America, South America and Africa. Wanda served in food service at many Adventist Institutions. She was noted for her great cooking. Every meal was a banquet with Wanda. The tastier and the more attractive a meal could be was how Wanda wanted it. She took an avid interest in all things in the world of nature especially birds and flowers. Wanda was a good home maker and loved to brighten her home with plants and flowers and pictures of God's wonderful creation. Wanda loved her children and grandchildren and was a devoted wife. She had a great love for her church family as well, spending hours doing hospital visits and visiting and encouraging members of the church. Wanda loved to travel and often accompanied her husband to wonderful exciting foreign destinations. She loved to get on a plane and head out to somewhere interesting! Wanda was an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church taking a leading role as a leader and teacher in the children's divisions as well as in church youth programs such as summer camps, Vacation Bible Schools and Pathfinder work. She was for many years a deaconess in the church and was the cook for numerous church building projects; many of which were in Mexico. More than anything else, Wanda was an ardent follower of the Lord Jesus spending much time not only in church work but in devotions and prayer. It could be said that Wanda had friends all over the world. During a recent prolonged illness; hundreds of people all over the world were praying for Wanda. Her favorite text was Isaiah 40: 31 where it says, "They that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength; they will mount up as Eagles. They will run and not be weary. They will walk and not faint." As one lady put it, "Wanda was the perfect pastor's wife."
Wanda is survived by her husband, Pastor Wayne Easley of Harvey, ND, four children: Linda Brinegar (Tony) of Berrien Springs, MI, Dr. Evan Easley (Ginger) of Minden, NV, Kevin Easley of San Jose, Costa Rica and Steven Easley (Magdalena) of Turialba, Costa Rica. There are three grandchildren: Shaun, Angela and Brandon and one great-grandchild, Paul.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Mark and Wendell Ward. Wanda's loved ones, along with her church family and her hundreds of friends eagerly await the Resurrection of the righteous dead when we can be re-united with Wanda. God bless her memory.
Memorials are preferred to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 737 Judy Blvd Harvey, ND 58341