Wanda Lee Reed, 94, died peacefully on July 21st at Bel-Air Nursing & Rehab Center in Goffstown, New Hampshire.
Wanda was born September 23rd, 1921, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Roy Chester Newton and Maude Kilpatrick, both originally from Oklahoma. Her mother died when she was only two. She and her younger brother, Bud, were raised for many years in the family of their loving aunt and uncle, May and Howard Gregory. When her father remarried, Ruth Watkins, Wanda and Bud returned to their father’s home and spent their teenage years on a farm in Three Rivers, Michigan. Wanda was a dedicated member of the Four H Club which was led by her stepmother, Ruth. After high school Wanda attended Purdue University where she studied home economics and nutrition and graduated in 1943.