The funeral for Wanda Wynema Coffman will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Litwiller Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore. Interment will follow at Scenic Hills Memorial Park, Ashland, Ore. A viewing will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014 at Litwiller Simonsen Funeral Home.
Wanda was born July 14, 1926 in LaGrande, Ore., the daughter of Myrtle and Iver Simonsen and was raised in Elgin, Ore. During WW II, Wanda worked during the summer between her junior and senior year at the ammunition depot in Hermiston, Ore. After graduation she began working at the Norval Supply Depot in Spokane, Wash.
While working in Spokane she met a young sailor from Great Falls, Mont. who was stationed at the Farragut Naval Base in Couer d'Alene, Idaho. On May 10, 1946 she married Robert V. Coffman. They lived in Spokane for several years before moving to the grain ranch of Bob's father near Denton, Mont. Wanda was an active volunteer in the community including the American Red Cross and was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Coffman preceded her in death in February of 1977.
Wanda moved to Payette, Idaho to be near family in 1977. She remained active as a community volunteer and was a member of the Payette First Baptist Church. She worked as a teller for First Security Bank.
In 1991 Wanda moved to Ashland, Ore. Wanda volunteered at Linda Vista Care Center where she led regular bingo games. She also volunteered with the American Red Cross. She was a member of the Ashland First Baptist Church. She was also a member and past president of Chapter BN, P.E.O. She enjoyed YMCA activities, family events, and dominoes with friends.
She is survived by her sister, Nikki Roseburo of Springfield, Ore.; brother, Ivan Simonsen of Ashland, Ore.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.