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Sat, Dec. 07

Obituary: Wanda Margaret Carey

Wanda Margaret Carey (Strenge) was born in New Ulm, Minn., on March 1, 1926, to Richard and Marie Strenge.

Wanda was married to the love of her life, Fay Carey, for over 50 years until his passing 2002. At the time of their marriage they made their home in North Dakota and remained there for many years until Fay was transferred to Lake Mead Naval Base in Las Vegas, Nev.

Fay and Wanda spent 10 years in Las Vegas and upon Fay's retirement, moved back to N.D.

After spending many winters in Arizona, they moved to Dolan Springs permanently in approximately 1979.

They had four children, Richard Carey (Dolan Springs); Dean Carey and wife Millie (Dolan Springs); Charlotte Cleveland and husband Rick (Dolan Springs); Kim Carey and special friend Dave Moncrief (Dolan Springs). She was blessed with eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Wanda was a very sweet person who loved her church family at Praise Chapel of Dolan Springs and enjoyed spending time with the ladies of the church.

She was very active in the VFW and until her passing served at the Fish Fry every other Friday. She also volunteered for various luncheons held at the VFW and remained active until the time of her passing.

She loved to play bingo and go shopping with her best friend Edna. She also loved to travel and was known to take many trips to different parts of the world. Wanda loved spending time with her family and traveling back to North Dakota for the summer. Wanda touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all.

Graveside services will be held at Chloride Cemetery in Chloride.

Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.

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