Wanda Earlene Sutherland Bessire, 84, quietly passed from this life Feb. 18, 2019 at Moab Regional Hospital.
Wanda was born Feb. 2, 1936 in Egnar, Colorado to Joseph C. and Eunice May Chitwood Sutherland.
Wanda was one of five children. She married Jerrel Bessire in 1962, moving to Moab soon after and was then a lifelong resident of Moab. She had been a member of the Moab First Baptist Church for over 50 years. Wanda and Jerrel had two sons, Kurt in 1962 and Brent in 1966.
Her parents, two brothers, Floyd and Gene, her loving husband, Jerrel, and a son, Kurt, preceded her in death.
Wanda is survived by her son, Brent of Grand Junction, Colorado; a sister, Delvina and a brother, George, both of New Mexico; one step granddaughter, two great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Moab First Baptist Church at 420 MiVida Drive. A viewing was held Wednesday. Burial will be in the Peel Cemetery in Egnar.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.