Wanda Kay (Lewis) Magaha, 80, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, surrounded by loving family.
Wanda was born March 12, 1939, in Hagerstown, MD. She was the daughter of the late Homer H. Lewis, Sr. and Evelyn C. (Wolfe) Lewis.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years, John David (Dave) Magaha, Sr.; one brother Gerald B. Lewis of Hazelton, PA; one sister Constance M. (Connie) Harbaugh of Hagerstown, MD; and one special son-in-law Jody C. Rosenberry of Clear Spring, MD.
Wanda is survived by her daughter Cheryl L. (Palmer) Rosenberry of Clear Spring, MD; daughter Jodi L. (Palmer) Line and longtime boyfriend Christopher B. Maust of Williamsport, MD; son Shaun David Magaha and his friend Jen Sebastian , of Hagerstown, MD; son John David (Dave) Magaha, Jr. and wife Karen of Glen Rock, PA; son Thomas J. Magaha of Smithville Flats, NY; daughter Carol Ann (Magaha) Robinson and husband Dennis of Baltimore, MD; daughter Margaret Ann (Magaha) Dreyer and husband Craig of Parkville, MD.
She is also survived by a host of grandchildren and great children too numerous to adequately list here; including Victoria S. Line and her longtime boyfriend Justin Osbourne (Ozzy) Brown; Lindsey C. Line and her longtime boyfriend Matthew Mills; Kaine David Magaha; Daphne Rose Magaha; Olivia C. Maust; Alexandra K. Maust; and Gabriel D. Maust.
Wanda is also survived by her brother Homer H. Lewis, Jr. of Hagerstown, MD; her twin sister Wilda F. (Lewis) Forcino; and sister Linda L. (Lewis) Hastings, both of Hagerstown. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends, as well as special fur babies Scooby, Remy and Sparky. She is also survived by her special and dear friend and traveling partner Etta Lewis. She was considered a “second mom” and “bonus mummaw” to many others.
Wanda attended Hagerstown High School. She was previously employed at Juvenile Sales Company and Sam’s Club, both in Hagerstown, and sold Avon Products for many years. She was a member of Red Feather Council #59, Degree of Pocahontas, Williamsport, MD, for over 60 years, holding numerous local, state, and national offices and receiving numerous awards and accolades. She was very proud to have served as the Deputy Great Incohonee of the Great Council of the United States. She was also a member of the Past Pocahontas Association. She was a member of Garfield United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, MD.
Wanda passionately loved the Improved Order of Red Men and Degree of Pocahontas and was actively involved in the Pocahontas organization. She also loved to play bingo, the Baltimore Ravens, and watching passers-by on the Ocean City, MD boardwalk from her porch at the Sahara Motel. More than anything else, she loved spending time with her family. Wanda will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Family and friends are welcomed for a visitation on Sunday, December 22, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at J. L. Davis Funeral Home, 12525 Bradbury Avenue, Smithsburg, MD. Red Feather Council #59 will pay tribute to Wanda in a ceremony at 7 p.m.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Garfield United Methodist Church, 13628 Stottlemyer Road, Smithsburg, MD, with Pastor Mary Ricketts officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Please celebrate Wanda by dressing casually and if you’d like, by wearing something purple.
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