Wauneta Mae Eastman


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Wanda Eastman

Wauneta Mae Eastman (Handley) was born to the late Arthur Ross and Gladys Dell Handley (Sellars),  in Gurley, NE on December 15, 1929. She ended her fight with cancer on April 19, 2022.

Wanda started her working career as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse east of Gurley, Nebraska and retired as a key-punch operator for the VA in Seattle, WA.

Wanda was blessed with a large and loving family. She married Arthur Edward Eastman, on June 3, 1961 in Seattle, WA  and went on to raise two lovely daughters. Along with her love for her family and her home in Renton, WA nothing was as important to her as her relationship with Jesus Christ.

Wanda is survived by her daughters Susan Eastman and Cynthia Eastman; her sisters Ladonna Zetwick and Joey Piwenitzky; and numberous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Ross and Gladys Handley; husband Arthur Eastman; and siblings Fern Hirsch, Joy Handley, Loy Handley, Lou Cane, Harry Handley, June Gabor, Don Handley, Ruth McDowell, Carol Forsyth.

Services wil be held at Tahoma National Cemetary, where she will be laid to rest with her late husband, on Monday May 23, 2022. In lieu of flowers, Wanda asked for donations to be made to Homeless Veterans organizations.

3 Responses to “Wauneta Mae Eastman”

  • Celina Paranhos says:

    I have never met anybody like Wanda. She was a special caring and loving neighbor.
    Always smiling, super friendly. I sincerely believe she was absolutely incapable of thinking or saying a bad word about anything or anybody.
    I will miss her.

  • Andrea Madding says:

    I remember seeing her in church and she always had a smile on her face and something pleasant to say.

  • Emily says:

    We loved visited Aunt Wanda when we were little- there was always something fun to explore, or sometimes she would give us a short lesson on her piano. The most memorable song she taught us on the piano was about a little monkey she fed on ginger bread…. That song still gets stuck in my head ! I loved her laugh and her stories about our family history!

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