Wanda Ortman, 96, went peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 10, to meet her Lord and Saviour. She was born on March 25, 1921, to Carl E. and Ethel Glover Curry in Los Angeles, she was the youngest of five children.
She married Fred, her husband of 66 years, May 17, 1942, and after two sons were born they decided that LA was no place to raise kids. In 1947, they moved to Salem, where Fred worked as a machinist, and she worked for Oregon Pulp and Paper as a secretary. They moved to Dallas in 1956. She worked for the State Highway Department in Salem and later for the Weighmasters, retiring in 1987.
She enjoyed music, especially hymns and classical. She enjoyed Bible Studies with friends, and was a devoted “Prayer Warrior.” She always put people before possessions, and made many good friends.
She is survived by sons John (Lori), of El Sobrante, Calif., and Bob (Peggy), of Dallas; daughter-in-law Gisela Burk, of Pinole, Calif.; and grandchildren Stephen and Christina. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred and grandson Aaron. The family wishes to thank the Dallas Retirement Village for the excellent care given to Wanda for the past many years.
A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Dallas Retirement Village Chapel. Private interment will be in the Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem. Memorials are suggested to Weekday School of the Bible or Child Evangelism, in care of the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center at 287 SW Washington St., Dallas, OR 97338. www.dallastribute.com