Wanda Mae Rubottom was born October 9, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Sam and Olive Stockton. She passed from this life Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 88.
Wanda was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Louise Stockton who died as an infant; her parents and her husband, Donald J. Rubottom. She is survived by her children, Rinda Rubottom Skaggs and her husband, James Skaggs, Joy Rubottom Strnad and her husband, Charles Strnad, Donald J. Rubottom and his wife, Sally Richardson Rubottom and Jill Rubottom Richmond and her husband, John Richmond; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.
Wanda graduated from Tulsa Central High School, attended Oklahoma A&M and later the University of Tulsa, majoring in home economics and business. Wanda was a homemaker and later started Mini Skills, Inc. She enjoyed travel, church, bridge, needle arts of all types, and was an active member of Boston Avenue Methodist Church until strokes disabled her in later years. Wanda will be remembered for her kind, loving, helpful nature and her joy in loving people. She was loved in turn by many people and family was everything to her.
During her life in Tulsa, she participated and served in many leadership roles in the Tulsa community. She was proud to be Brownie leader at Hoover Elementary for two years, and was coordinator and leader of all the Brownies at Key Elementary for four years. She actively served the children’s music ministry at Boston Avenue as a choir mother for eight years. She was active in WSCS and UMW at Boston Avenue and served in the children’s education department in an administrative role.
Wanda was active in Salvation Army Auxiliary and served as its president. She also initiated the Valentine Rose Gift program for the Tulsa Garden Club. She was active in Tulsa Rotary Anns and served as its president. She and her husband also served as presidents of the Key Elementary P.T.A. The family would like to thank the loving staff at Heather Hall in Inverness Village for their care of Wanda over the past three years.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Music Ministry of Boston Avenue Methodist Church, the Salvation Army of Tulsa, the Tulsa Garden Center or a favorite charity.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Boston Avenue Methodist Church, Rose Chapel.
Ninde Funeral Directors, Brookside Chapel (918) 742-5556 ninde.com