In Memory

Wanda Jean Allen Watkins (Ovalo Eagles) - Class Of 1941

Wanda Jean Allen Watkins

June 30, 1923 - November 9, 2006

IRVING -- Wanda Jean Watkins, age 83, of Irving, sister of Jane Adams of Abilene, died Thursday, November 9, 2006 in Irving.

Born June 30, 1923 in Lawn, Texas to Clarence and Mabel Hawkins Allen, she was employed as a customer service representative at GTE in Irving for 21 years. Wanda was a lifelong member of Oak View Baptist Church; a member of Silvertones; and an active member of the Heritage Senior Citizen Center, all in Irving.

Preceded in death by one sister, Joan Nelson in January, 2006, she is survived by her husband of 61 years, J. B. Watkins; children, Vicki Roberts and husband Marlin of Dallas, James Watkins and wife Betty of Keller and Joe Steven Watkins of Phoenix, Arizona; sisters, Verline Kelly of Big Spring, Mildred Garrett of Colorado City and Jane Adams of Abilene; granddaughters, Kristin Rust, Jennifer Watkins, Jessica Watkins and Andrea Simpson; great grandchildren, Madison Lorance, Riley Rust, Robert Rust, and Hailey Simpson.

Visitation 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Service 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 13, 2006 at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Jim Gerlach officiating.

Interment to follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. Memorial contributions may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, 1821 University Ave. W., Suite S256, St. Paul, MN 55104. 800-541-5454.