On April 4, 2018, Wanda Gene Milam was called home by the Lord. Mrs. Milam was born January 10, 1930, in Mangum, Oklahoma to Vera Mae (Baker) and Edward Sherman Wright.
She was a resident of Three Rivers, Texas for 51 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl M. Milam, Jr.; a sister, Elizabeth Ann Smith; and her parents.
Mrs. Milam is survived by a daughter, Debbie Milam of Pearsall, Texas; a son, Steve Milam and wife Penny of George West, Texas; two grandsons, PJ Milam of Florida and Jeremiah Johnson of San Antonio, Texas; and three great grandsons. She is also survived by two sisters, Dorothy Gregg of Boerne, Texas and Lois Burrow of Eagle Pass, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at Brush Country Cowboy Church on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Pat Traxler officiating. Burial will follow at Three Rivers Cemetery.
I reflect on the many wonderful, happy memories of Wanda; we shared many laughs ( the encounter Debbie and I had with a UFO; no, really!) and I listened as she confided concerns/worries she had about Earl and her kids...she loved her family deeply. I was witness to her creativity with a sewing machine (I would love to see that big, overstuffed chair she recovered in patchwork! Whatever happened to it?). She was a great cook and sent so many delicious goodies south while Debbie and I were in college. I can remember sitting at her kitchen table with Wanda, Ma, and Debbie eating zucchini bread or some other goodie, having lively conversation and some laughs. She was independent (giving her kids quite a scare at times); she loved her plants and her dogs. She and my Mom shared laughs and a few shakes/malts before Mom was eventually unable to get out. Mom always loved the times they could get together, although they were few. It is so incredibly hard to lose those special people we hold so dear! My life was enriched by knowing her and having her in my life!
Sheryl FergusonThree Rivers, TX