BRIDGEWATER and LEBANON, Tenn. – Wanda has gone to be with the Lord and finally at peace after a very long illness. She passed away Feb. 14, 2014 in Nashville, Tenn. She was born Wanda Ann Libby on Oct. 11, 1961, to the late Lorraine (Thornton) Bodogan of Lincoln, and Leland Libby Sr. of Windsor, Vt. She grew up in Bridgewater the beloved adopted daughter of the late Harold and Rowena Graham of Mars Hill.
She is survived by her two beloved sons, James Willis of Bath, and Justin Willis of New Orleans, La. Lowell Thornton of Bangor, Lorene (Thornton) Perocchi and husband, Bob, of Bangor, Colleen (Graham) Hogan and husband, Dwight, of Mars Hill, Leland Libby Jr. and wife, Sherry of Vt., Tammy Libby of Ascutney, Vt., Terri (Harris) Lockhart and husband, John, of Mapleton; her grandchildren, Damion Willis and Ian Willis of Van Buren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many special friends she held dear to her heart. Wanda always said she was lucky to have had more than one family.
She went to Central Aroostook Junior – Senior High School and Central Aroostook High School. She studied at Delcite School of Business.
Wanda loved her grandchildren, Damion and Ian and being able to sing and talk with them. She enjoyed them singing to her the most. Wanda loved art and music. Anyone who knew her could tell you that. She always had a smile and always had a funny story to tell. She lived life her way and her travels took her many places and she met many people. She could make friends with anyone anywhere, if everyone could be that charmed. Wanda had a remarkable gift of drawing. She could put pencil to paper and it would come out to be amazing. She loved to sing and play guitar. She always tried to go to karaoke no matter where she was, even after she was in her wheel chair. Wanda loved her flower beds where she lived and was especially proud of her pink roses. Wanda will be loved and greatly missed by all her family (s) and friends and will always be remembered with the same smile she gave to us all so freely.
There will be a graveside service for family and friends later this year. Please send condolences to: Mr. James Willis, 20 Highland St., Bath, ME 04530; and Mr. Justin Willis, 1921 General Taylor, Apt. 5, New Orleans, LA 70115. You may make a donation in Wanda’s memory to: “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. Please make the check payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or donate online at: https://shop.stjude.org.