- February 28, 1930 - March 29, 2015
- San Antonio, Texas
of Wanda's Passing
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“Brenda, My condolences for you and your family. Your mother had such a beautiful smile and remained so positive when I would speak to her at the...Read More »
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“We are so very sorry we could not attend the services. We know you miss her, but she is back with Nick once again.
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“Mother called me last night with the news of Mrs. Nickels' death. (Yes, after all of these years I've never been able to stop calling her how I was...Read More »
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Wanda W. Anderson Nickels, age 85 of San Antonio, went to be with her master March 29, 2015. She was born in Dallas, Texas February 28, 1930, the daughter of Ernest and Cleatus Anderson. She graduated from Forest Avenue High School. During early childhood years she delivered milk to the family neighbors. In school, she participated in the Distributive Education program leading to employment with Sears Roebuck & Co.
In 1948, Wanda married Albert Nickels from Boerne, Texas. As a U.S. Air Force pilot's wife, she shared his assignments in Germany, Washington D.C., Ohio, California and Texas. Wanda volunteered in Chaplain programs, Thrift store operations, as a cub scout den mother and Blue Bird sponsor, and many civic programs. Wanda was a gifted songstress and participated in a number of church choirs as well as a song leader for the Fidelity Sunday school class at Asbury Methodist church. She contributed to many church activities and held numerous offices in the United Methodist Women Society.
She was an avid bridge player. Wanda and Nick helped establish the Alamo Head Injury Association. She also worked with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Wanda was preceded in death by her loving husband of more than 66 years. She is survived by daughters, Linda Bausch (Walter); Brenda Nickels and son, Bruce Nickels; granddaughter, Carrie Phillips (Brad); grandson, Todd Bausch (Amy); great grandchildren, Elijah and Lucie Phillips, Connor and Charley Sue Bausch and Baila Skendzeil. Brother, Ernest L. Anderson of Oxnard, Ca.
The family will receive friends and family from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at Porter Loring North.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
COKER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
231 E. NORTH LOOP ROAD
Interment will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.