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Wanda Pearl Sisk

Wanda Pearl Sisk

Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at West Main Baptist Church for Wanda Pearl Sisk of Artesia.

Sisk, 84, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at San Pedro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Jason Kraft will officiate at the services, with interment of cremated remains to follow at Woodbine Cemetery.

Wanda and her twin sister were born April 23, 1932, in Pecos, Texas, to Martin Luther and Dovie Lular (Ponder) Stiewig. She was a longtime Artesia area resident.

She loved gardening, researching genealogy, and an occasional trip to the casino. She had an amazing sense of humor and a private kind of faith that she passed on to her children. She was known for her “Wanda-isms” and wit. She was a giver and a problem solver, and taught us to laugh. She was madly loved by her grandchildren, children, and her beloved dog, Buddy.

Wanda worked for various businesses over the years, making many friends. She was a telephone operator for Mountain States Telephone Co. She worked for Sears, Penney’s, and Steere Tank Lines. She finished her career working in the electrical engineering department of TMC Bus Co., retiring in 1993.

Survivors include daughters Kathy Herrera and husband Mike of Alabaster, Ala., and Sharon Metcalf and husband Jack of Dexter; son Ronnie Dunnavant and wife Robin of Artesia; twin sister Wilhelmina Davidson of Flower Mound, Texas; grandchildren Andrew Hay, Armand Hay, Taylor Johnson, Daniel Laman, Cierra Dunnavant, Lucas Kern, Faith Dunnavant, Ashley Denton, Joshua Hutchins, Clinton Hobbs, Leasa Metcalf, Amanda Mote, Alicia Metcalf, Julie Metcalf, Jessie Metcalf, Anisa Metcalf and Emilia Metcalf; great-grandchildren Madison Denton, Sailor Denton and Vaughn Robles; and two nieces, Dee Zunker and husband Brian, and Kelly Wolgamott and husband David.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister Christina Stiewig; and grandson John Hay.

The family wishes to thank her caregivers at the San Pedro Nursing Center and Encompass Hospice for their compassion.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.