TAHLEQUAH – Wanda Louise (Chalakee) Holcomb was born on Sept. 8, 1939, in Okmulgee, Okla., wife of 54 years to her surviving husband, Johnny Holcomb, and mother to two sons, Larry Allen Holcomb and Kevin Mark Holcomb. After graduating from Wilson High School in Henryetta, she furthered her education at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kan., graduating in 1961 with a Commercial Degree. She followed the Sun west and traveled to Los Angeles. There, she met and married fellow Oklahoman Johnny Holcomb in 1961. Together, they made Southern California their home for the next 54 years. Wanda was a proud member of the Creek Nation. Wanda dedicated her life to being a caring wife and devoted mother. Wanda passed away peacefully on her terms, Nov. 26, 2015, after a heroic three-year battle with cancer. Wanda is preceded in passing by her parents, Wilson and Mahala Chalakee; her brother, Woodrow; and sisters, Nancy and Rita. Wanda is survived by her husband; her sisters, Betsy Harjo and Linda Thornburg; her brothers, Johnny Chalakee, Robert Chalakee and Jimsey Chalakee; as well as numerous other family and friends. Funeral services for Wanda Holcomb will be held Monday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m., at Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware St. Interment will follow at Caney Cemetery in Welling. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.reedculver.com. Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 918-456-2551.
Published on  December 7, 2015