Mrs. Wanda Jean Utley, 67, of Paris, Texas passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 in Paris. She was born Sept. 13, 1952 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to the late Wanda Klo “Jack” Jones and Nora Akers Jones. She was preceded in death by brothers Wallace Jones and Jack Dean Jones.
Mrs. Utley attended Plainview High School in Ardmore and Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas and won several acting awards at both. She worked for CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic in Sulphur Springs, Texas for 35 years and felt her greatest accomplishment was becoming a certified medical compliance officer. She was a member of Paris First Assembly of God in Paris. She enjoyed birdwatching, especially hummingbirds, and nature in general.
She is survived by her loving husband, Rickey Utley of Paris; son, Klo Utley of Austin, Texas; sisters, Robin Waters and her husband Marty of Ardmore, Oklahoma and Melissa Craddock and her husband, Wink of Aubrey, Texas.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Beaty Funeral Home, 5320 South State Highway 37, Mineola, Texas 75773 at 10 a.m. Rev. Otis Lee and Rev. Mickey Ellis will be conducting the service with a eulogy by Klo Utley. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Garden in Mineola, with Jack Jones II, Chaz Waters, Brandon Waters, Bill Scott, Jason Twyford, Justin Utley, Caleb Utley and Daniel Utley serving as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hills Children’s Home in Fairfield, Texas.