Wanda Faith, 71, Spearfish, South Dakota, died Sunday, February 9, 2014, at the David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center.
Wanda was born February 1, 1943, at Belle Fourche, South Dakota. She grew up on the family ranch in Crook County, Wyoming, where she attended rural school. During this time, she developed a great love for horses. She then began working in Gillette, and moved to Oklahoma for a time, before returning to live with her family. They moved to Belle Fourche, and then moved to Spearfish in 1969.
Wanda was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 26, she had lived with her parents since that time, until moving into the Dorsett Healthcare Center in 1986, where she has lived ever since and developed many friendships with residents and staff.
While living there, she met Jerry Somers of Spearfish, who became a close friend. The two spent a lot of time together “terrorizing the town” on their electric wheelchairs, as long as she was able to get out and about. Wanda’s three favorite things were: terrorizing the town with Jerry, watching Days of Our Lives at 1 p.m. every day and horses.
Wanda is survived by her close friend, Jerry Somers, Spearfish; his parents, Stan and Jean Somers, Spearfish and many friends at the David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation for Wanda will be 3-5 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish. Memorial Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 14, 2014, at the multi-purpose room at the David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center in Spearfish. Interment will be at a later date at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Crematory Service of Spearfish. Online condolences may be left at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com.