Wanda Lee


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Wanda Lee Connally

Aug 20 1925 - Jul 07 2006

Wanda Lee Connally, 80, of McKinney, Texas, died Friday, July 7, 2006 in McKinney, Texas. A beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Wanda was born in Macomb, Oklahoma on August 20, 1925. She was the sixth child of seven born to Charles R. Melott and Mary Ethel Deen. After graduation from Macomb High School in the class of 1943, Wanda moved to Oklahoma City with her good friend, Juanita Jo Ray, “Jo”, where she was employed by Western Union. There she met Ray Gordon Connally, and the two were married in Wichita, Kansas on January 20, 1946. Wanda and Ray were blessed with three children, Lawanda Ray and twins Donna Sue and Deborah Lou. After Ray’s death in 1974, Wanda worked for the City of Oklahoma City until her retirement in 1987. She was a proud member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and Wesley United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, beloved husband, and daughters, Lawanda Martin, and Donna Kelly. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Mullen; son-in-law JB Mullen; grandsons, Michael Martin of Houston, David Martin and wife Stephanie, also of Houston, Bryan Kelly and wife Shelly of Clear Lake, Bradley Kelly and Amanda Sayle of McKinney, John Mullen and wife Laura of McKinney and James Mullen and wife Amy of Fort Worth. She thoroughly enjoyed and was dearly loved by all of her great-grandchildren, Cameron Ray Kelly, Brenna Sue Kelly, Kyle Patrick Mullen and Christopher James Mullen. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, July 10, 2006 at Rosehill Burial Park in Oklahoma City.
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