Wanda was born July 11, 1922, in Newcastle to Louis and Martha (Davis) Billings. She had many different jobs throughout her lifetime. She was a beautician and went on to become an instructor in Cosmetology. She later managed and owned a motel in Healdsburg, California, for several years.
She was a good mother and family was the most important thing to her. She dearly loved her children, step children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always there for a friend or stranger in a time of need. She loved to dance, enjoyed a good morning or evening walk and was always full of energy. She was loved by all her family and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include a son, Jerry (June) Brester, Santa Rosa, California; a daughter, Sandra (Larry Dean) Bock; six grandchildren, Scott Brester, Wanda Brester, Teresa Gilman, Gerald Brester and Weston Bock; 18 great grandchildren; two brothers, Louis Billings, Washington and Ray Billings, Upton, Wyoming, and a sister, Susan Tate, Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Fretwell; a grandson, Corey Dean Bock and two granddaughters, Karie Lyn Brester and Eva Marie Bock.
Upon her request cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Weston County Children’s Center in Newcastle.
Friends and family may sign her online guest register and leave written condolences at www.blackhillsfuneralhome.com