Wanda Carraway Sharpe
January 28, 1931 – July 6, 2018
Sharpe, Wanda C. 87, of Dunedin passed away July 6, 2018. Wanda was born January 28, 1931 in Topeka, Kansas. She spent her childhood years in rural Mississippi and graduated from the University of Alabama (1952). While attending U of A, she met her husband Bill (1952). She and Bill enjoyed his military career, USAF, traveling and living around the world. They traveled full circle from Washington, DC to Dayton, OH; Philippine Islands, back to OH, the Washington DC area and retired out of Eglin AFB in the panhandle of Florida. Everywhere they lived Wanda maximized her talents, got involved and enjoyed the temporary assignment. She loved military life of travel and always meeting new friends. Wanda started her career out of college as an assistant to Senator John Sparkman of Alabama, taught Accounting classes at Northern Virginia Community College, and established a 30+ year Real Estate career. Wanda loved being involved. She was a longtime member of Dunedin Youth Guild, DFAC, & Bridge clubs and enjoyed jewelry design, baking, crafting, family time and talking on the phone. She always accepted a challenge and never slowed down.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband William “Bill” and Sister Pauline. She is survived by daughter, Deidra (Bruce) Livingston of Dunedin, FL and by sons, Ronald (Tammi) of Austin, TX and William Jr. (Daniela) of Royal Palm Beach, FL. Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren called her “Mamby”. They were her pride and joy; Christopher ( Lizzie) and Jeffrey (Abby) & Isabel Livingston, Erin Sharpe (Derek) Nelson & Cadence, Lauren Sharpe & Leyla and Cullen, Kelsey Sharpe, Eli and Noah Gorgevski-Sharpe, Larisa Gorgevska-Sharpe.
Services will be held Friday, July 13 @11am First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, 455 Scotland Street, Dunedin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Wanda’s name can be made to Dunedin Youth Guild or your favorite charity.
- Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2018
Wanda Carraway Sharpe
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July 24, 2018
Mrs. Sharpe was an important part of my life all during my years at Boyd Industries, and after my retirement. I fondly remember being included in family celebrations with her in honor of Christopher's and Jeffrey's graduations. Richard and I were guests at Mamby's special 75th birthday party at Carlouel, and it was such a joyous and happy occasion. We felt so honored to be included.
Many times over the years, Mamby would pop into Boyd just to say hello, or she would deliver food for one of our company lunches.
Back in 2016, she surprised me by sending a promo card for Bruce when he was running for the position of mayor of Dunedin. I was so touched by her thoughtfulness toward me, and I could tell that she was so proud of her son-in-law!
I shall miss sending Mamby a birthday card each year with a note included to let her know what is happening with my family out here in Colorado. And I shall sorely miss her little notes back to me.