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Wanda Rutland '74 December 12, 2016 9:59 AM updated: December 12, 2016 10:01 AM

Published in GoSanAngelo from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2016

Wanda Mae Rutland(1931 - 2016)
Wanda Mae Rutland

San Angelo

Wanda Mae Rutland passed away Dec. 9, 2016 in San Angelo, Texas. She was born Dec. 23, 1931 in Whitney, Texas, to Howard and Emma Mae Treadaway. At the young age of twelve, she and her mom moved to Carlsbad, Texas for care in the TB Sanatorium. She graduated from Water Valley High School in 1949. During her college days at Howard Payne University, she met and married Durward Rutland in 1952. In this union they had two sons, Lynn and Craig. She worked 29 years for the SAISD on the Lincoln campus, during which time she achieved a Master's from Texas A & M in Library Science and worked until her retirement in 1991. Durward and Wanda moved to the Northgate independent living community of Baptist Memorials in 1998. The past six years, she has lived comfortably in the Allison home on the BRC campus. Her deep love for BRC knew no end. Wanda loved her church families, and especially those in which Durward served as the bi-vocational pastor. Life-long friendships were cherished and celebrated. She loved the twelve years that they volunteered spring and fall at the Llano State Park. She was especially fond of bluebonnets and hummingbirds.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her faithful husband, Durward Rutland, whose daily visits brought her delight and comfort. She is also survived by their two sons and their families; Lynn and Tami Rutland, and Craig and Phyllis Rutland. In total they are blessed with eight grandchildren and 23 great -grandchildren.

Visitation is at 5 p.m to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Johnson's Funeral Home. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 in the chapel of Johnson's Funeral Home with burial following in Eldorado, Texas at approximately 4 p.m.

Family and friends may express condolences and sign the online guestbook at johnsons-funeralhome.com.


Funeral Home
Johnson's Funeral Home
435 West Beauregard San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 655-3113


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