Wanda Lorraine Hart


(Dec. 28, 2007)

Wanda Lorraine Hart, a Powell pioneer, died Friday, Dec. 28, at the Powell Valley Care Center where she had resided for the last two years. She was 90.

She was born Oct. 7, 1917, in Powell to Otto Schacht and Ida (Kemper) Schacht. Otto Schacht was Powell’s first baker.

Wanda grew up in Powell and graduated from Powell High School in 1935. She married Hubert Hart in Powell on Oct. 19, 1935.

Through the years, the family lived in Powell and Green River, Alamosa, Colo., and Lynnwood, Wash.  Wanda and Hubert returned to Powell from Washington in 2002. Her husband died in July 2004.

Wanda was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church and spent years playing the organ at church and singing in the choir.  She worked at Golden Rule in Powell for years and later was a bookkeeper at the Alamosa State Bank until retirement.

She was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star and enjoyed travel, gardening and music.

Survivors include a son,  Hubert Hart (Kate) in Laurel, Mont.; a daughter, Celia Hart in Seattle, Wash.; a son-in-law, Don Ness in Williamsburg, Va.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marjorie Ness, in 2006; a son, Stephen Brechwald Hart in 1968; two brothers, Ben and Albert; and a sister, Marjorie.

No services are planned at this time. A memorial service is planned for the summer of 2008 with burial of cremains at Crown Hill Cemetery for Hubert and Wanda Hart.

Thompson Funeral Home assisted the family.