Wanda A. Lumpee, 88, passed away August 26, 2014, in Pueblo West, Colo. Survived by son, Edward 'Eddie' and daughter-in-law, Sheryl Lumpee, whom she loved like her own daughter; granddaughters, Dawn Tremblay and Tara Parker of Colorado; and great-grandson, Chase Tremblay, who is currently serving in the U.S. Army; sister, Mary (Duane) Wyly of Canyon, Tex.; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; husband of 47 years, Earl V. Lumpee; and sisters, Ophelia (Leonard) Woltman and Melvina (George) Scrivner. Wanda was born to T.E. 'Ed' and May 'Mary' Avaritt, September 4, 1925, in Benton, Ark. Her family moved to Tucumcari, N.M. at the age of three where she resided until 1996. Following the death of her husband, Wanda moved to Pueblo, Colo. to be near her family. She was a member of Southwest Church of Christ in Pueblo, where she faithfully attended and served her Lord and Savior until physical abilities prevented her from doing so. Special thank you to Frontier Hospice and Legacy Commons for the love and care given to Wanda in her final days. Viewing, from 5 to 7 p.m. with service of remembrance, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, Tucumcari Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Frontier Hospice or the New Mexico Christian Children's Home through the funeral home, 1317 N. Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:

    “Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown!”

    And he replied:

    “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.

    That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

  2. And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:

    “Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown!”

    And he replied:

    “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.

    That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

  3. Dear Eddie Earl & Sheryl, What a beautiful lady! Wanda was always one of my favorite people and she radiated whenever she spoke. I’m sorry I didn’t keep in touch those years after she left Tucumcari. She was missed by so many friends and church family but I know she was where you could take care of her and love her as she should be loved. What precious memories you have to hold dear and you had her for many years to cherish. Thinking of each of you.

  4. Dear Eddie Earl & Sheryl, What a beautiful lady! Wanda was always one of my favorite people and she radiated whenever she spoke. I’m sorry I didn’t keep in touch those years after she left Tucumcari. She was missed by so many friends and church family but I know she was where you could take care of her and love her as she should be loved. What precious memories you have to hold dear and you had her for many years to cherish. Thinking of each of you.

  5. Eddie and Sheryl–So sorry to hear about Wanda. You really helped make a happy life for her in Pueblo. Wanda’s obituary was beautifully composed. Know that I’m thinking of you at this sad time. Love, Kathy Kochevar

  6. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time…wrapping you all in love…she will be missed but never forgotten..its not goodbye but until we see her again

  7. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time…wrapping you all in love…she will be missed but never forgotten..its not goodbye but until we see her again

  8. Dear Dawn,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Grandmother’s passing. She was very special to you and I know all the wonderful memories you have of her will hopefully help you through this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family. Lori Naranjo

  9. Dear Dawn,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Grandmother’s passing. She was very special to you and I know all the wonderful memories you have of her will hopefully help you through this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family. Lori Naranjo

  10. Eddie, Sheryl, Dawn and Tara,
    We were so saddened to read about Wanda in the Chieftain this morning. You know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know you all loved her so much and she loved you and I know you will all miss her. God Bless all of you, and we love you. Marlene & Bob

  11. Eddie, Sheryl, Dawn and Tara,
    We were so saddened to read about Wanda in the Chieftain this morning. You know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know you all loved her so much and she loved you and I know you will all miss her. God Bless all of you, and we love you. Marlene & Bob

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