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Wanda E Bessire

Born: 2/2/1935, Egnar, Colorado
Death: 2/18/2019, Moab, Utah
Viewing: 02/27/2019,6:00 to 8:00 pm
Service: 02/28/2019, 10:30 am, Moab First Baptist Church
Interment: 02/28/2019, 2:00 pm, Peal Cemetery

Wanda Earlene Sutherland Bessire, 84, quietly passed from this life February 18, 2019 at Moab Reginal Hospital.

Wanda was born February 2, 1936 in Egnar, Colorado to Joseph C and Eunice May Chitwood Sutherland. Wanda was one of five children. Wanda married Jerrel Bessire in 1962 moving to Moab soon after that and was then a lifelong resident of Moab. She had been a member of the Moab First Baptist Church for over 50 years. Wanda and Jerrel had 2 sons Kurt in 1962 and Brent in 1966.

Wanda is survived by her son Brent of Grand Junction, CO; a sister Delvina and a brother George both of New Mexico; 1 step-granddaughter and 2 great- grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents 2 brothers Floyd and Gene; her loving husband Jerrel and a son Kurt.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday February 28, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Moab First Baptist Church on MiVida. A viewing will be held Wednesday February 27, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Spanish Valley Mortuary. Burial will be in the Peel Cemetery in Egnar, CO.


Brent, Your mom made a lasting impression on my mom and myself. She always had a smile and thought of everyone else first. Your in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
- Laurie hetzel murdock

I was looking at the obituary of Boonie day, alooked at some others. When I seen Darlene's it really shook me up. If it's not the Darlene, that was married to Sammy Sommerville. If it is, I would really like to hear from you. My Phone is 435-687-9148.
Darlene and I were such good friends,I just loved her.I guess I'm hoping it wasn't my Darlene. Hoping to hear from you.

- Ann taylor,olive,fillmore.

Brent, we would just like to let you know hat we are thinking of you and would like to send our love and thoughts o you and your family.
Love, Inalyn & Bill Meador
- Bill & Inalyn

Wanda we love you and your fiesty spirit. You will be missed but know you are in a better place now with those you love.

- Doraleen & Narshel Day

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