Wanda Elizabeth Halsey, 77, died peacefully in her sleep at home in Pueblo, Colorado, Sunday, April 13 2008. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee, November 27, 1930, to Frank and Annie Rankin. Wanda devoted her life to her family and friends. She loved bingo, road-trips and the many close friendships she had made throughout her lifetime. She is survived by her son, Howard E. Halsey of Buffalo, Wyoming; daughter, Connie (Charles) Neeley of Colorado City, Colorado; sister, Rebecca (Sidney) Gunter of Clemmons, North Carolina; niece, Beth (Duane) Woods; grandniece, Sydney Woods of Lexington, North Carolina; aunts, Elizabeth Patterson of Green Briar, Tennessee, Christine (Allan) Crisp of Tracee City, Tennessee and Zora (Vernon) Johnson of Gruetli-Laager Tennessee; and uncle, Paul Rankin of Sun City West, Arizona. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Onnie Lee Halsey; son, Steven Michael Halsey; her parents, Frank and Annie Rankin; and sister, Joann Rankin. A memorial is pending at the Sheridan VA Medical Center Chapel in Sheridan, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, preferred are charitable donations to the American Lung Association, in Wanda's name, throughn Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Connie, I am so sorry for the passing Aunt Wanda. Although I was never able to spend much time with either her or Onnie, my mother always tells me such wonderful stories. Mom loved Wanda so dearly. Our prayers go out to you. Beth Gunter-Woods, Duane & Sydney.

  2. Connie, Please know our hearts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Your Mom touched many lives and we are all better persons for having known her. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  3. Connie Lynn You won’t remember me but I am your first cousin from WV. Luther was my dad which would be Onnie’s younger brother. I just read Wanda’s obituary in the local paper and was so sad to see that she had passed on. I have very warm memories of their visits to WV. They were always very good to me. I also remember Granny Halsey always had your beuatiful picture displayed and they were very proud of their family in Colo.
    I will pray for you and yours in your time of sorrow. May God grant you peace in this difficult time. Terri Lynn Halsey Muscari

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