Wanda Reese Carlen

December 21, 1945January 19, 2022
Obituary of Wanda Reese Carlen
Wanda Reese Carlen, 76, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2021. She graduated from Butler High School and went on to work with NASA as well as the Historic Huntsville Foundation, where she managed Harrison Brothers Hardware. Wanda also was a nature enthusiast who kept a National Wildlife Foundation Certified Wildlife Habitat in her backyard. She is survived by her mother Marjorie Reese; daughter Heather Carlen Johnson (husband, Edgar); son Devin Carlen (wife, Emma); step-daughter Polly Carlen; sister-in-laws Becky Kennedy and Nancy Thompson; nephew Justin Reese; niece Alex Childress; and an extended, loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Frank Carlen, Jr.; father Robert Reese Jr.; brother Ronnie Reese; step-daughter Beth Carlen; and nephew Blake Reese. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 26 at 1 PM at the Valhalla Funeral Home on Winchester Drive in Huntsville, AL. Visitation will precede the funeral at 11 AM. If family and friends are unable to attend, the service will be streamed live using a link at the Valhalla Funeral Home website on Wanda’s obituary page. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Carlen family.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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