Wanda Jean Haggerty
March 7, 1942 - March 13, 2010
Wanda Jean Haggerty, 68, of Craig, died March 13, 2010, at the Palisade Living Center in Palisade.
Wanda was born March 7, 1942, in Rawlins, Wyo., to Hursel Coleman (Pete) Kendall and Lillian (Myrtle) Kendall.
She was raised with her three sisters, Marie, Connie and Patsy.
The family lived in Baggs, Wyo., until 1947. They then moved to Hayden, and resided there until 1952. They then moved to Craig, and the family grew by the addition of two sons, Richard and Joseph.
Wanda attended Moffat County schools until she met the love of her life, Wayne Francis Haggerty. They were joined in marriage Dec. 29, 1957. To this union, three beautiful daughters were born: Tammy Jean in 1957; Tracy Belinda in 1960; and Terry Ann in 1962.
Wayne and Wanda celebrated 52 years of marriage Dec. 29, 2009.
Wanda enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, tending to animals and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She loved being near the water, and she often was seen at Loudy-Simpson Park or at the Wyman bridge on Williams Fork with her lawn chair, fishing tackle and pole trying to teach the grandchildren how to fish. She loved taking country drives and going on picnics.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Myrtle Kendall.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Francis Haggerty, of Craig; children Tammy (Steve) Leinweber, of Great Falls, Mont., Tracy Ross, of Craig, and Terry (Bob) Bennett, of Craig; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; siblings Marie (Hank) Rader, of Cortez, Connie (Dennis) Kuenning, of Craig, Patsy (Jim) Pike, of Fruita, Richard (Gayle) Kendall, of Craig, and Joseph Kendall, of Grand Junction.
Wanda was the most loving, caring, kind and compassionate person you would ever meet, her family said. She always had a warm smile on her face. She was loved dearly by her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.
A memorial service for Wanda was March 22, 2010, at the Church of Christ in Craig, with Roy Karo officiating.