Wanda H. Bowman

Born December 24, 1939, Oberlin, Louisiana

Died September 19, 2020, Lawrence, Kansas

Wanda H. Bowman passed away in her home of two years in Lawrence, Kansas, but not before having as many adventures and extending as much generosity to her friends and family as she could fit in between chemo and radiation treatments.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kermit Bowman, her daughter, Kodua Michelle Galieti, her adoptive parents of John and Elsie Hooter, her mother Lily Claiborne, and her father Oscar “Red” Goodrum.

Celebrating her memory are daughters, Renee Bennett, Los Angeles, California, Sheri Bennett, Lecompte, Louisiana, Andrea Babin, Lawrence, Kansas her son-in-laws Jeff Galieti, Elkton, Oregon, A.J. Babin, Lawrence, Kansas, her four grandchildren: Bennett Miller (Natalie Bosmans-Miller), Los Angeles, Victoria Perdue (Randy Perdue), Lawrence KS, Brock Miller (Lenice Centanni), Los Angeles, CA, and Nate Babin, Lawrence KS, three great grandchildren: Olivia Perdue, Benjamin Perdue, Miles Miller, her brother, David Hooter (Terry Hooter), Cheneyville, Louisiana, and many
recently happily discovered biological maternal and paternal family members.

She lived most of her adult life in Lecompte, Louisiana and to many she was known as Miss Wanda and Mama Wanda.

She was known for her generous spirit and making friends everywhere she went. With that in mind, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of these organizations that were dear to her heart:

Care & Company www.careandcompany.org
Children’s Museum of Acadiana www.childrensmuseumofacadiana.com
Wounded Warrior Family Support www.wwfs.org

There will be a private family service and a remembering celebration in Central Louisiana at a later date.

Messages & Condolences

From Bobby Hall...

I will miss Ms Wanda and our conversations over the years when I’d visit home and she lived on the bayou with her beautiful dogs and Kermit. I met her when I was in the 3rd grade at Lecompte Elementary. To the girls, my sincerest condolences. You really do have an angel and I know she’s hanging out with Boo.
Rest in peace precious lady.

From Shirley Madruga...

My new found Cousin Wanda if only we would have had another year or so with you. I am so thankful that you found us and we had those few days together. I will never forget you. Sheri I am praying for you girls that God will bring you comfort and peace. I am sorry for your loss but God gain an angel. Rest In Peace cousin Wanda 💕

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