Wanda Lea Gallagher

Wanda Lea Gallagher, 93, went home to be with the Lord on December 14, 2020 with family by her side in Manson, Washington.  We lost one of the most wonderful old timers of Chelan and Manson.
She was born on November 13, 1927, in Elmore City, Oklahoma to the parents of Edna and James Wright. Wanda and her family moved to California. She met Ozap “Blackie” Scribner in California. Ozap and Wanda married in 1946 in Chelan, Washington. They made their home here in Chelan/Manson area. They were together until he passed in 1969. She later met Larry Gallagher and were married on September 1, 1971. Where she remained in the Chelan/Manson area.
Larry and Wanda owned and operated their own apple orchards and became members of Trout Apples. Wanda worked in the apple warehouse as did many of the orchardist’s wives.
Wanda was an active member of the North Shore Bible Church and participated in many church events and activities. She would have bible studies at her house. The most important thing in her life was the Lord Jesus Christ.   
Many people would call Wanda grandma and stop by for her famous chocolate chip cookies. Her family would come from all over to eat her biscuits and gravy and chicken pot pie. You were never disappointed. She always welcomed you with open arms. Wanda loved to have people come over and to play the domino game called chicken foot. Anywhere from kids to great-grandchildren to friends would play with her. No one could ever win against her. She remained the chicken foot champion till the day she passed.
Wanda came from a close-knit family. Her older sister Susie would have a huge family gathering for the holidays. This was a tradition that was passed down through the siblings. When it was Wanda’s turn people came to enjoy this tradition with her. If you ask anyone who knew her, they will tell you that she was the best cook they ever knew.
Her hobbies included traveling and camping. Wanda and Larry loved to go camping and travelled to many national parks around the country. Lake Conconully was their favorite spot to enjoy a family camp excursion.
Wanda is preceded in death by her 6 siblings Susie, Evelyn, Vernon, Winnie, James, and Oliver, her husband Ozap “Blackie” Scribner, husband Larry Gallagher, and son Bill Gallagher.
She is survived by her 2 sons and their spouses, Gordon and Jayne Gallagher, Arizona, Jim Scribner and Coni Ryan, Washington; 2 daughters and their spouses, Joyce and Jackie Williams, California, Janice and Mark Shorter, Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be on a later date.  
Please leave any thoughts and memories for the family at www.prechtrose.com.  Services are entrusted to Precht Rose Chapel of Chelan.

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