Wanda Carol Roe, 85, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 24, 2017. She was born December 10, 1931 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Raymond and Doris Pezoldt. She attended local schools and graduated from William J. Palmer High School in 1949.
After working at Shepherds Citations for two years, she began employment with School District 11 as a secretary at North Junior High School, where, in 1951, she met the handsome new math teacher and so began the story of the love of her life, meeting and marrying George Edward Roe. They married on June 14, 1952.
To this happy union were born three children. Wanda was truly contented and fulfilled in being a wife, mom, and homemaker to her family. She loved to cook and bake, keep a cheerful home, and was always there for her children and George. Her grandchildren, and later her great-grandchildren, were the lights of her life and she treasured her time with them; the best Grandma ever. She was an avid reader, puzzle solver, gardener and bird-watcher, and spoiled all the dogs she ever had as pets. She enjoyed traveling, but loved home the most. She cheered on the Denver Broncos and especially enjoyed watching the Colorado Rockies play. She was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and loved reading the Bible. Joshua 1:9 was her life-guiding verse: “Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the LORD thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest.”
Wanda was predeceased by her husband, George, in 2016. She is survived by her three children: David (Laura), Kenneth (Elaine), Laurie (Tom) Struck; two grandchildren: Nathan (Kari) Struck, Emily (Matthew) Stanley; and two great-grandsons: Connor and Henry Stanley. She is also survived by her brother, Roy (Marilyn) Pezoldt; her sister, Dorris Benton; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, June 17, 10am, at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard. A reception will follow at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 South Union Boulevard. Interment will have taken place in a private ceremony at Fort Logan.