Irene "Wanda" Cox Payne
- October 27, 1928 - December 30, 2011
- Baytown, Texas
of Irene "Wanda"'s Passing
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“We are so sorry for your loss. Wanda and Mother spent many afternoons together reminiscing about the past and exchanging stories about raising...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Kathryn and Bob Jeter - TN
“Bob, Carol and Linda--So sad to hear of Wanda's passing. I have great memories of childhood times growing up with the Payne family in Baytown. She...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Steve & Katherine Hughes - TX
“Carol, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a special lady and will be missed. Janice and family also send their sympathies.
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jadine Evans - Stockton, CA
“Bob and Wanda were our first friends when we came to Baytown in 1953.
Our lives have changed, but our friendship will always be dear to me.
Much...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara Biggers - Baytown, TX
“My thoughts and prayers are with you, Bob, and the family. I know God and the angels are rejoicing to have such a beautiful join them. In loving...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Helen Boykin - Dallas, TX
“Our families have been friends for 3 generations. For years I thought you were part of my biological family! Aunt Maggie, Uncle Cox, Aunt Wanda,...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Colleen Harriman Davis - La Porte, TX
“I have very few memories of my childhood that did not include Wanda Payne and her wonderful family. Our families were lifelong friends and I am...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Anne Marie Fortney Way - Houston, TX
“Linda and Family
my thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this sad time.
8 of 8 | Posted by: Sandy Fritz - Cedar Park , TX
Irene "Wanda" Cox Payne, 83, of Baytown, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011, at a local nursing home. She was born October 27, 1928, in Baytown, to Willard Wilkes Cox and Marguerite Caroline Watkins Cox. Mrs. Payne was a graduate of Robert E. Lee in 1947 and was active in planning the class reunions. She worked for Citizens Bank from 1947 to 1953 as a bookkeeper and then spent her time as a homemaker. Mrs. Payne was active in Rainbow Girls, served as a Brownie leader and was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. She enjoyed old movies, but especially loved to be around her grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Margaret Hughes; Mrs. Payne is survived by her loving husband of sixty years, Bob Payne; daughters, Carol Evans and husband, Gene, of Baytown, and Linda Liles of Austin; grandchildren, Mark Evans, Julie Evans and Julian Liles; sister-in-law, Helen Boykin, of Dallas; brother-in-law, D. R. Hughes, of Smithville; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other friends and family members.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at Oliver Cemetery outside of Smithville, Texas.