Dama Ann Wimbish

September 11, 1930February 2, 2023
Obituary of Dama Ann Wimbish
Dama Ann Wimbish, 92, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2023 surrounded by her loving husband Bill and family at their home in Sun Lakes, Arizona. Dama was born on September 11, 1930, to Carr and Dama Gatewood in Poteau, Oklahoma. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and later attended Oklahoma University in Norman where she met the love of her life. She and her husband of 72 years, Bill Wimbish, were married on July 22, 1950. Together they raised five children: Dama Lois, Richard, John, James, and Kelly. After a brief time in Billings, Montana, Bill and Dama relocated to Casper, Wyoming where they spent almost 30 years, with a short but memorable several years in Oklahoma City. Her favorite times were spent at their beloved home on Casper Mountain where she loved to entertain guests, watch the hummingbirds, and enjoy the beautiful Wyoming sunsets. After several years of “snowbirding” in Wyoming and Arizona, they made their permanent home in Sun Lakes, Arizona. Dama was active in the Episcopal Church her entire married life, where she volunteered as Church secretary, served on the Vestry, and was always involved in the many Church functions. She was also an active member of the local PEO Chapter in Sun Lakes. Dama loved skiing, golf, needlework, was an avid reader, and an accomplished bridge player. She loved to debate the politics and issues of any given day. She is survived by her husband Bill; brother Jack Gatewood; her children Dama (Terry) Matchett, Richard (Val), Jack (Veronica), Jim (Lori), and Kelly (Tom) Marshall; grandchildren Sean Paden, Dama Misner, Don Paden, Justin Wimbish, Maggie Sassin, Ashley Saliba, Jamie Wimbish, Johnny Wimbish, Matt Marshall, and Addie Marshall; 5 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. A memorial service will be held on February 16, 2023 at 2:30 PM at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Chandler, AZ. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Cathedral Home in Laramie, Wyoming or St. Francis Ministries, Salina, Kansas. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Wimbish family.

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