Wanda Arlene Fretwell

Wanda Arlene Fretwell, 90, Newcastle, Wyoming, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at her home.

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