Obituary: Wanda Wilson Marshall

Wanda Jean Marshall, 85, of Tucson and Clarkdale, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.

She was born April 29, 1926 in Miami, Ariz., the daughter of Alger Grant Wilson and Ella Lillian Dean Wilson. She was a graduate of Williams High School.

Wanda was employed by The Arizona Bank as supervisor for 10 years. She then retired from Arizona Department of Transportation with 13 years of service as an administrative assistant.

She was a very loving mother, grandmother and always put her loved ones first. She was a member of the United Church of Christ. She enjoyed crocheting and she made afghans for her grandchildren and for each of the neighborhood children. Wanda also enjoyed reading, baking and her most favorite of all, bingo. She will be missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents A.G. and Lillian Wilson, her husband Howard Lee Marshall and granddaughter Vicki Jacqueline Ritchhart.

Wanda is survived by her sons Darwin E. Ritchhart (Peggy) of Phoenix and Jack W. Ritchhart (Rita) of Phoenix; daughter Eva R. Keesler (Roland) of Clarkdale; and five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A graveside memorial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at the Williams Cemetery.

Donations in her memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 102 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85003-1297 or visit A tribute wall is available at


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