Wanda Mudd

11/13/1933 –

 01/06/2022

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  • Visitation
Date: 01/16/2022
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Graveside Service
Date: 01/17/2022
Time: 10:00 am
 – 10:30 am
Abernathy Cemetery

1286-1298 Co Rd 325, Abernathy, TX 79311

1286-1298 Co Rd 325, Abernathy, TX 79311

  • Funeral Service
Date: 01/17/2022
Time: 11:30 am
 – 1:00 pm
Wolfforth United Methodist Church

102 Donald Preston Drive, Wolfforth, Texas 79382

102 Donald Preston Drive, Wolfforth, Texas 79382

Obituary

The family of Wanda Mudd will celebrate her life of 88 years at 11:30 AM on Monday, January 17, 2022, at the Wolfforth United Methodist Church. Her family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. She passed on Thursday, January 6, 2022. We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page, sign her virtual guestbook, and download her memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask that you consider viewing her Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to her favorite music.

Wanda Jean (Deskin) Mudd was born November 13, 1933, in Atoka, Oklahoma. She graduated from Asher High School in 1951 and while she enjoyed her time in school, she complained incessantly for decades after about having to wear long heavy skirts in her basketball games and with the coach’s lack of emphasis on perimeter shooting. Nevertheless, the experience led to a love of the game, and all sports, that continued through her golden years.

She worked for Sylvania, Southwestern Bell, AT&T, and Toys R Us over her lifetime. The telephone company work led to a chance double-date, in which her suitor turned out not to be quite as interesting as her friend’s companion. Such began her time with the love of her life, Eddy Mudd, whom she married September 2, 1961, in Gainesville, Texas. They were together 48 happy years until his passing in 2010.

She was immensely dedicated to her one adopted son, Bryan Edward Mudd who is married to Sheri Marie (Donnell) Mudd, whom she also considered her own. She was a proud grandmother to Olivia Marie Mudd, Peyton Alexander Mudd, and Tanner Reed Mudd, who is married to Lacie Nichoal (Jackson) Mudd. All of whom were able to experience Grandma’s unique talents as a driveway hockey referee, Yahtzee savant, and UNO guru, although there was much confusion over the fact that Grandma’s Rules always superseded the actual game rules at all times. But no experience ever quite brought a joy to her heart like holding her one great-granddaughter, Riley Nichoal Mudd.

She was honored many times in her life for her work but was particularly proud of her constant volunteer efforts over the years. The main focus of her volunteer work centered on several senior community centers across the state of Oklahoma. But in her later years, those efforts focused on Wolfforth United Methodist Church, where she could regularly be found opening doors, serving food, and offering sharp opinions with a smile.

She is preceded in death by her husband Eddy, her father John Deskin, her mother Minnie (Sharp) Deskin, as well as her five sisters: Gracie Brumley, Effie Ford, Viola Pettigrew, Opal Culp and Darlene Oakley. She is also preceded in death by three brothers: Gene Deskin, J.D. Deskin and Arvel Ray Deskin.

She was also very proud of many cousins, nieces and nephews, some still with us and some gone. She leaves behind an entire community of friends and family who are thrilled with the large welcoming party in Heaven with her passing, and who are proud to be part of her life, well-lived.

Celebration of Life

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