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Wanda Nadine Clawson Stevens was born in Guymon, Oklahoma October 15, 1930 to Dutch and Bernice Clawson. Surrounded by her loved ones she passed from this life February 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Garland Stevens, two of her brothers Max and Chuck Clawson, and grandson Marshall Smith.
She grew up on a farm in the panhandle of Texas during the dust bowl and was one of 8 children. Wanda graduated from Hardesty High School in Hardesty, Oklahoma in 1948. She attended college at Panhandle State in Goodwill, Oklahoma. It was there that she met the love of her life, Garland Stevens, while waiting in line to eat at the cafeteria. Garland and Wanda married in October of 1948. They were married for 56 years and have 4 children, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Wanda worked for The University of Oklahoma for 25 years before retiring in 1994. Wanda was a fan of all OU athletics, but OU football was her favorite. Wanda worked in the OU football office as the assistant coach's secretary. She traveled with the team to many bowl games including the 1985 National Championship game. Travel was a passion of Wanda's and she traveled to many places foreign and domestic. She traveled with Garland to all 50 states and their capitals.
Wanda is described as kind and generous beyond measure, she loved the Lord very much and was a founding member of the University Christian Church in Norman, Oklahoma. She is survived by her children Carl Stevens, Bev Zee Stevens, Burt Stevens, and Cindy Stevens-Smith, her grandchildren Rebekah Hightower, Rachel Stevens, Emily Stevens, and Daniel Smith, and her great-grandchildren Cade Smith, Meryn Smith, Easton Hightower, Drew Hightower, and Peyton Hightower, son-in-laws Layne Zee and Gary Smith, grandson-in-law, Andy Hightower and granddaughter-in-law Darla Smith. Brothers Rodney Clawson, Kirby Clawson, sisters, Ella Mae Clawson, Margaret Bell, and Karen Seyb, sister-in-law Mary Ellen Evans, Jo Alice Clawson, Mary Clawson and brother-in-laws Don Evans, Charles Bell and Bill Seyb and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and loved ones.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 28th from 2:00-8:00 PM at Havenbrook funeral home 3401 Havenbrook Street, Norman, Oklahoma. Services will be Wednesday, March 1st at 2:30 in the afternoon at Havenbrook Funeral Home.
Published on February 27, 2017
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