Wanda Brown, 78, of Uvalde died on July 21, 2018, at her home.
A visitation will be held today at 8 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
She was born on May 15, 1940, in Denver City in Yoakum County to Wynema Estelle (Mobley) and H. T. Taylor Jr. She was their firstborn child.
She married J. D. ‘’Dutch’’ Brown on Feb. 1, 1958, in Paducah. They were married for 55 years before he preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 2014.
She attended Del Rio Beauty College and graduated Nov. 30, 1968. She loved being a beautician working at salons in Uvalde. She owned and operated her own salon, Wanda’s Beauty Salon, from 1982 until she retired in 2013.
Brown is survived by son, Doyle ‘’Buddy’’ Brown; daughter Doyleen ‘’Cissy’’ Routh and husband, Roy; three grandchildren, Roy L. Routh Jr. and wife, Katherine, Rusty Routh and fiancée, Elsie Garcia, and Dusty Routh and wife, Sarah; three great-grandchildren, Cauy Routh, Cole Routh and Cody Routh, all of Uvalde; one brother, Wayne Taylor and wife, Ruby, of Amarillo; two sisters, Elizabeth Foreman of Mineral Wells and Betty Moisant and husband, Clead, of Mid-West City, Oklahoma; brother-in-law, Sterling Brown of Bandera; three sisters-in-law, Beckie Brown of Kerrville, Vivian Jones and Judy Brown, both of Uvalde; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, William Taylor; and one brother-in-law, Ronnie Brown.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers are the nurses, aides, doctors and staff of Uvalde Hospice.
Memorial donations may be made to Uvalde Hospice Foundation, 1038 Garner Field Rd., Uvalde, TX 78801.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com