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People’s Funeral Chapel

501 North Douty Street, Hanford, CA

OBITUARY

Wanda Lee Hanson

November 20, 1930July 1, 2019

Wanda went to our Lord on July 1, 2019 after a long illness. She became frail and had fallen breaking her hip, never recovering.

She was always wanting to go home while recovering now she is home in peace with God.

She was born in Senath, Missouri on November 20 1930.

Wanda had a full life marring a year out of high school to Charles Richardson and moving to Indiana. Charles went off to Korea to serve his country, he never returned.

She married 3 other times to Carl Sims, Mitchel Deckard, in Indiana and Chuck Hanson in California. She moved to Bellflower, California in 1977 and to Hanford after her retirement in 1990. She worked at Sarkis Tarzian’s, RCA, ABC Manufacturing, and Westinghouse where she retired. Wanda was always active; enjoyed traveling, bowling, and being an active member of the Hanford Church of the Nazarene in Laton, CA.

Wanda is survived by two children Steve (Theresa) Sims and Melissa Yarbrough, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by 2 sisters Jean (Laborn) Massey of Hanford and Marion (Leroy) Smithee of Arkansas.

She was preceded in death this year by Virginia Cook of Bellflower, CA and Charles and Essie Bell her mother and father.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles Henry Bell, Father
  • Essie May Bell, Mother
  • Steven Carl & Theresa Sims, Son
  • Melissa LeAnn Yarbrough, Daughter
  • Jean & Laborn Massey, Sister
  • Marion & Leroy Smithee, Sister
  • Virginia Cook, Sister
  • She also leaves behind her 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
  • DONATIONS

  • Hanford Church of the Nazarene

Services

18 July

Visitation

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hanford Nazarene Church

6258 Murphy Avenue
Laton, California 93242

18 July

Funeral Service

1:00 pm

Hanford Nazarene Church

6258 Murphy Avenue
Laton, California 93242

Services will conclude at church.

Memories

Wanda Lee Hanson

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Wilda Kerr

July 15, 2019

Wanda was married to my brother Carl Sims for several years . She was always a great sister-in-law and I have a lot of happy memories together. I will be keeping all the family in my prays ❤️🙏🏻

Adrienne Baker

July 11, 2019

My grandma was one of my best friends growing up!

Larry Lee Sims

July 11, 2019

Wanda was my step-mother when she was married to Carl Lee Sims and Steve Sims is my brother. Wanda was always kind and thoughtful of me and my feelings. I loved and appreciated her.

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