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Wanda Lou (Scales) Sanders

August 29, 1933 ~ August 20, 2018 (age 84)
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Wanda Lou Scales Sanders, 84, was born on Tuesday, August, 29, 1933 and passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018, in Beaumont, Texas.  She was the second born to Grover and Virgie Scales, of Orangefield, Texas.


She received Jesus Christ as her savior and became a Christian while attending First Baptist Orangefield as a child.  Everyone who knew Wanda saw in her life the devotion and love for the Bible. She enjoyed bible studies from R.B.Thieme, Jr. Bible Ministries, Berachah Church in Houston, TX.


Wanda graduated high school at sixteen, and soon after, married Alvin Sanders.  Because Alvin was in the Army, she enjoyed living in various places such as San Francisco, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. 


When they returned to Texas, Alvin and Wanda had three children.  After her children were in school, she went back to Lamar University and graduated with a teaching degree.  This began what she found to be her niche in life, that of teaching children. Over the 28 years of teaching, she received several accolades, which included being nominated for Best Teacher of the Year.  But the most fulfilling reward was seeing her students master their academics and grow to their potential. She never tired of hearing her students express their thoughts and, as it were, viewing the world through their eyes.


After she retired, she and Alvin became active Red Cross volunteers at Baptist Memorial Hospital Orange.  They also belonged to the local Model A Club.  They loved traveling to Europe and many places within the United States, much of the time with Kitty (Clementine) and Edd Kvale.


She is being welcomed into the heavenly kingdom by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, along with her mother and father, her husband, Alvin Sanders, her sisters Laverne and Clementine, and her brother, Jerry.  Left to cherish her memory are her children Robert Weldon (Seyue), Daniel Paul (Denise), and Elizabeth Hope Louviere (James).  Wanda also felt incredibly blessed to enjoy their grandchildren David, Robert, Jr., James, Dani Hope, Ruby, and Joshua, and three great-grandchildren, her brother Royce Scales (Cherrie), and sister Pam Honeycutt (Rusty).


Meaningful events in her life include a well-spent childhood on Scales Lane in an era never to be repeated, enjoying her family and educating children. Digging into the Word of God strengthened her and gave her inner peace. Gratitude filled her soul for those loved ones who had gone before her and for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who constantly enabled her to live such an abundant, fulfilling life. 


Funeral services for Wanda will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018, at Dorman Funeral Home.  Visitation of family and friends will be held from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018, at Dorman Funeral Home.  Wanda will be laid to rest at the Mansfield Cemetery, in Vidor, Texas.


Honoring Wanda as pallbearers are Dan Sanders, Josh Sanders, Robert Sanders, David Sanders, Robert Jr. Sanders and James Sanders.  Honorary pallbearers will be James Louviere and James Welch.

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