Wanda Aldred, age 87, formerly of Shoals, Indiana, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 9th, 2023 at Madison Hospital in Madison, Alabama, surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born March 1st, 1936 in Pike County, Arkansas, to Lewis H. and Eunice E. (Graves) Bashaw.
She married George M. Aldred, the most loving and devoted husband, on February 5th 1953 in Warren, Indiana.
After being raised in Langley, Arkansas, her family relocated to Warren, Indiana where she graduated from Warren High School. Upon graduation she worked at the United Methodist Memorial Home with her mother, Eunice Houser, where she met her husband, George Aldred.
Wanda was a homemaker and active in many organizations throughout her life. She enjoyed being a 4-H leader and honorary retired member of Gamma Iota Ch-apter of Psi Iota Xi. She and George enjoyed being members of the Lions Club, and were founding members of the Lawrence County Rock Club, Martin County Geneonocial Society - co-authoring many genealogy books for Martin County, including documenting all cemeteries and headstones. She was a brilliant Genealogist and an avid bird watcher. Traveling the country with George was one of her greatest joys as they made it to 49 states. Wanda’s love of nature was evident by her ability to care for beautiful flower gardens and large vegetable gardens.
Wanda’s joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After her husband’s passing, she came to live with and care for her three great-grandchildren, who will miss her dearly.
Wanda will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Sherry Beemblossom (Donald), of Bedford, Indiana; son, George Kevin Aldred (Cheryl), of Washington, Indiana; grandson, Aaron Aldred (Amanda), of Indianapolis, Indiana; granddaughters, Jenna Gonzalez (Pablo), of Madison, Alabama and Katie Craig (Jason), of Newburgh, Indiana; great-grandsons Quentin, Milo and Theo Gonzalez, and step great-grandchildren Matthew Craig, Andrew and Viridiana Gonzalez.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, George Aldred, her parents, and her two sisters, Linda (Ethree) Jones, and Elois (Lois) Drain.
Visitation was held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 14th, at the Queen-Lee Chapel of George Funeral Care, in Shoals.
A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 15th, at Shoals United Methodist Church, with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Wanda Aldred to Martin County 4-H Council, 2666 U.S. Highway 50, Loogootee, IN 47553, or the Shoals Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 323 Shoals, IN 47581.
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