Ada Kathleen Wyand

August 28, 1930-November 3, 2017

Ada Kathleen Wyand peacefully left her loving family the early morning of November 3, 2017 at the age of 87 to join her beloved son, Dennis, in Heaven on the day of his funeral. Although our family's hearts are heavy, we have peace knowing that they are with our Lord together in Heaven. We never knew how they would be able to live without each other, and it seems God knew that all along.

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great great-grandmother was born Ada Kathleen Steele, in Ada, Oklahoma, on August 28, 1930. She was the last surviving of 6 siblings. She and her family moved during the Great Depression to Santa Paula, CA. There, she met and married the love of her life, Clement Wyand, at the age of 16 and they celebrated 70 years of marriage together last Christmas Eve. They had four children by the time she was 21. While her husband was in the Navy, the family traveled the world. Grandma was a devoted mother and caregiver, even in the face of hardship.

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Later, they moved to Hanford. Kathy was proud to go back to school and complete her high school education. She enjoyed hobbies like upholstery, painting, and baking, but taking care of others was her most important job and joy. She dedicated her life to her family, and especially Dennis. She and Clem gave the best care to their special son, Dennis, for 65 years. This has been an amazing story of love, sacrifice, dedication, and joy.

Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Clem, of Hanford. She is also survived by her daughter and her husband Pat and Stanley Neves of Lemoore, her son and his wife, Doug and Irene Wyand of Pismo Beach, and her youngest son and his wife, Dan and Teresa Wyand of Redding, as well as her grandchildren and their families who have been blessed to have loved and been loved by her. Grandma always said, “We have a wonderful family.”

Thankfully with the help of many angels on earth, services were held on the day of her death with her beloved son, Dennis. May you rest in peace Grandma and Uncle Dennis. Toodle Plunk until we see you again.

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