On September 21st, 2022, at the age of 88, Wanda Kathleen (Gurley) Singer went home to be with her husband, Verne A. Singer and their infant daughter Jacqueline Monique who preceded her in death. During her last days in Strasburg, Colorado, she was surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Wanda was born on December 14, 1933, in East Alton, Illinois to Vera Pearl (Huth) Gurley and Carl Richard Gurley. She was the third of their five children. Wanda’s parents and her two older siblings, Bob Gurley and Mary Ellen “Betty” Conrad, preceded her in death. She is survived by her two younger sisters, Hulda “Holly” Moore and Carolyn Flint.
Wanda’s family moved to Denver when she was 5 years old. She was an excellent student and was proud of the fact that she skipped the 7th grade and graduated a year early from North High School in 1951.
Wanda was a very artistic person. When she was younger, she was always going to art class to learn a new craft. She created beautiful chalk drawings, macramé hangings and decoupage. In her later years, she started to design stained glass artwork, as well as decorating beautiful photo/scrapbooks.
Wanda worked as an office manager in Northglenn Colorado for Dr. Dennis McGuire for over 20 years. She then retired to the mountains Northeast of Kremmling, Colorado were she was extremely active in the Kremmling Hospital Auxiliary and Senior Citizens Group.
Wanda was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was always there to support, and many times lead her children through scouts, bluebirds, judo tournaments, water polo, countless parades for judo and baton twirling, piano recitals, choir concerts, art shows, you name it – she was there. She is survived by 4 of her children; Verne R. (Diana), Randall (Laurie), John (Pamela) and Kathleen (Bruce). As well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Wanda’s was truly a life well lived and well loved.
A celebration of Wanda’s life will be held on
Friday, October 28th, 2022
10am with reception following at
Newcomer Funeral Home
190 Potomac Street
Aurora CO 80011