Longtime Kingman resident Wanda Hull passed away March 17, 2008. She was born Jan. 23, 1911, in Shelley, Idaho. She was the oldest of six children born to John Franklin and Linda Gutke Shelley, and grew up in Idaho and California.
Wanda graduated from Pasadena High School and earned her teaching degree from Fresno State. Her first year of teaching was in a one-room schoolhouse in Tehachapi, Calif. She came to Kingman in 1934 and taught at Kingman Grammar School until 1944. In 1942 she married Charles S. Hull, and they had two daughters. Following the birth of her daughters, Mrs. Hull resumed her teaching career at Mohave County Union High School where she taught home economics and was a guidance counselor until her retirement in 1976. Mrs. Hull will be remembered by her many students as a special teacher who expected the very best.
Wanda was an accomplished musician. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she played piano and organ in church services most of her life. She was an avid supporter of music in Kingman including the community concerts and the Mohave Community Orchestra. Mrs. Hull also enjoyed playing bridge and belonged to several area bridge groups.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Jim Brown of Kingman, and Barbara and Don Pike of Dolan Springs; 11 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren also survive her.
Family graveside services were held Saturday, March 22, at Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman.
Memorial donations in Mrs. Hull's name would be welcomed by the Mohave Community Orchestra, P.O. Box 6182, Kingman, AZ 86402, or by the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.