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Wanda Healy

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary for Wanda Marie Healy. Following the service, there will be a celebration of her life with food, drink and time to share memories. Mrs. Healy passed away on March 9. She was 79.

Mrs. Healy was born on Feb. 3, 1928, to Harry Wheeler and Eva Svec in Bakersfield and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in her teens. After a successful 30-year career in the electronics industry and having raised two daughters, Mrs. Healy and her husband retired in Grass Valley.

In Grass Valley, she continued to pursue her lifelong passions for sewing, quilting, crocheting and gardening, always taking pride in her annual vegetable garden. In addition, Wanda found a new passion, volunteer work at Hospice of the Foothills’ retail store, where she met her best friend and confidante, Marion Fitzgerald.



Mrs. Healy is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne and Jack Jefferson and Nancy and Jerry Ammirato; granddaughter, Stacy St. Clair; great-grandchildren, Richard, Katelyn and Emma; as well as a large extended family of brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; parents, Harry Wheeler and Eva Svec; and brother, Lloyd Wheeler.

Mrs. Healy will be missed by her family and friends and shall remain in their hearts and thoughts forever. Knowing that she rests in peace will hopefully bring comfort to them during this trying time.




In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Mrs. Healy’s name to the American Heart, Cancer or Lung associations.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver.


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