Colonial Funeral Home

625 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, TX


Wanda Jillson

5 marzo , 194422 julio , 2020

Wanda Ruth Jillson was born on March 5, 1944 in Purcell, Oklahoma to Jess and Iva Chambers. She passed away on July 22, 2020 at age 76. She married Gene Jillson on February 2, 1973. They raised three daughters and one son. She went to school in Norman, Oklahoma and graduated from Noble High School. She loved to go to the casino with her husband, and go travelling with her children and grandchildren. She was also the best spinners player you’ll ever meet.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Betty Hightower, her brother Floyd Chambers, and her son Tony Draper.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Jillson; her three daughters, Sheila Vestal and husband Mark, Deborah Bomba and husband Martin, Rebecca Rowe and husband Mark, all of San Antonio, TX; and by two sisters; Anna Cossey of Norman, Oklahoma, Janie Allen and husband Dave of Conroe, TX, as well as Betty Hightower’s husband Donnie of Norman, Oklahoma. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, all who love and miss her dearly.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 1:00pm at Colonial Funeral Home, Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, TX. Due to the current pandemic we please ask that only family members attend the service. Flowers can be sent to the funeral home.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.colonialuniversal.com for the Jillson family.


  • Visitation

    miércoles, 29 julio , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    miércoles, 29 julio , 2020

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Phyllis Wilganowski

27 julio , 2020

Aunt Wanda was always the life of any family get together. She loved to dance and have a good time. The more the merrier and love to be on the go, especially to get a coke. We had some great trips to casinos and lots of laughs. So hard to believe she’s gone but will live in our hearts forever.

Terry Hightower

27 julio , 2020

My Aunt Wanda was so much fun to be around. Well except for when she would chase me with a switch around the house, car, and where ever I could hide. Never caught me.....Lol
When we were teenagers she let us have parties at their house and would load her car up with all us kids in the backseat and trunk to get in the drive in movies....
I can hear her now....Terry Lynn I'm gonna beat your rear end....if you don't.......
Love You to the moon Aunt Wanda Ruth......😢

Sheila Vestal

26 julio , 2020

I remember when us kids were little Mom & Gene used to take us to Lake Thunderbird to have picnics, swim & enjoy when all the family got together. We would have hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, potatoe salad & potato chips. I remember when Gene would come out in the water & throw us even though he couldn't swim. We had a lot great memories & fun out there. Our family always knew how to have a great time. I will miss her deaply, but I look forward to the day I'll see her in Heaven.

Amber Leroy

26 julio , 2020

Nana will always hold a special place in my heart. I look forward to the day we can get lost in heaven together. She and I would just get in the car and go. No idea where, no care in the world. Just us, our conversations, and our laughs. Memories that I will cherish til the day I can hold her again. Nana, we miss you so much. Life is not the same knowing that you were taken too soon, but we will see you again someday. Dennis, the tooterheads, and I love you. We all love you ❤️

Jami Dudley

26 julio , 2020

Dear Family,
I met Wanda many many years ago. My husband I are friends with Mark and Rebecca. We remember her with always a beautiful smile, kind words and the love for her daughters and grand children. We are so sorry. Our sincerest condolences. May she Rest In Peace.

Carol Thormer

26 julio , 2020

We meet Wanda & Gene about 12 years ago when we first moved to San Antonio. Some of the most friendliest people we had ever meet. Last December I had the privilege of spending the whole day with her and her girls shopping in Gruene . We had such a great time. I will treasure her friendship for ever. The last time I saw her was at my front door, delivering food for us because Bob was in the hospital. Thank you for treating us like family for so many years. Love, Bob & Carol

Bobbie Howard

26 julio , 2020

My aunt Wanda was so much fun! Always ready to go, and always laughing. Like Cindy, I spent a great deal of my childhood in her homes in Norman and Electra. And like Cindy, my first word to spell was C-O-K-E, which eventually she would try to shorten to just C-O, lol, but we all knew. We would pile in the car and go to A&W or Sonic. When I was in Air Force technical training in San Antonio, she would come get me every weekend, and we’d (my then pregnant with Lindsey cousin Debbie and sometimes Becky) go to the mall or out to eat. Wanda was a really good dancer, and could really be counted on to bring the fun to any situation. She was never one to hold grudges, always looking for the next adventure! I know she’s in Heaven dancing with the angels, as we speak. You will be missed! Love you!

Cindy Hightower-Horan

24 julio , 2020

I spent alot of my childhood at my Aunt Wanda’s house, from when they lived in Norman all the way to Electra, Texas. Some of my best childhood memories were spent with my aunt and her family. We, meaning the younger cousins, always joke that our first word we learned how to spell was COKE. Aunt Wanda, you laugh, your smile, your zest for life was so infectious, you were always willing to go, anywhere anytime. You are going to be so missed. We love you.

Theresa Battles

24 julio , 2020

My aunt Wanda is more like a sister to me than an aunt. We have always been close. She has always been fun to be with. When us cousins would spend the night she would come in to wake us up and say “rise and shine” so we could go get a coke. I love her with all my heart and will miss her more than I can express.


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