Wave Estelle Stokes

August 24, 1925November 15, 2012

Wave Estelle Stokes, 87, 0f San Angelo died Thursday, November 15, 2012 in a local hospital. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 pm Wednesday, November 21th in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Smith officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson’s Funeral Home. Wave was born August 24, 1925 in Wichita, Kansas to Raymond H. and Gladys (Rhodes) Armstrong. She was a resident of San Angelo since 1950 and a member of Word of Life Assembly of God. She was the office manager for Webb, Stokes, & Sparks until 1975 when she retired and then was a homemaker and enjoyed volunteering at Angelo Community Hospital for 18 years. Wave was married to Aubrey Stokes on September 6, 1944 in Corpus Christi, TX. He preceded her in death on August 14, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents and sister Ava. Survivors include her sons Ted Stokes and significant other Essie Stewart of Bandera, TX. and Steven Stokes of Portland, OR.; grandchildren Ted Carson of San Antonio, Marcie Kelton and husband Nate of Ruidoso, NM and Randy Stokes and wife Chelsea of San Antonio and great grandchildren Dylan and Aubrey Carson and Ean and Zane Stokes. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, Humane Society or a favorite charity. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


  • Graveside Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wave Estelle Stokes

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July 2, 2013

I will miss you more than anyone will know. just found out. I got a new Mustang and was wanting so bad to take you for a ride, because you loved to drive your own "Stang". You were such a fine lady.

Raquel Fernandez

November 21, 2012

Sweet lady you will be missed by a lot by many people. You definite are in a better place, celebrating with Jesus.
Love you dearly
The Fernandez Family

Lolita (Hartmann) Slough

November 21, 2012

Wave was always so gracious and giving - a wonderful example of a faithful Christian. I always loved and admired her. My sincere sympathy to her family.

Paul Greenman

November 20, 2012

Wave was one of the sweetest lady I have know. My mother Roberta Teddy (Greenman, Cook) were BFF and talked on the phone for hours. We came to visit several times and always enjoyed being with Wave. Such a sweet Soul , and as we talked she always asked about my girls (two jack russell dogs). My wife went to heaven on August 14, 2012 and Wave was kind enough to provide us with some plots that her sister had and she could not get resold. We were blessed to know her and will see her again in Heaven. My our Lord comfort your family at this time and for times to come.

Paul Greenman

Harold and Shirley Madderra

November 20, 2012

She will be missed by all. Sweet lady

Anita Short

November 20, 2012

I started Word of Life Church
in 2004, Remember your smiling
face on Sundays. All in Church
will miss you very much.

November 20, 2012

I prayed for my dear friend Ms. Stokest every day, she is celebrating with Jesus now, she blessed so many and I was one of them.
Sue Klaumann, San Angelo, Texas

Pat Lockett

November 20, 2012

Wave has been my good friend for over 50 years. I'm sure going to miss her.

Traci Phillips

November 20, 2012

She always seemed to remember what you were up to the last time she saw you. She always asked how you were and what was going on in your life; not because it was "conversation", but because she cared. I'm gonna miss that sweet smile and warm hug!

Mary Lou Elkins

November 20, 2012

I met Wave as a volunteer at SACMC. We spent many hours together at the South Information desk and became good friends. I'll always remember her and her sweet smile.