Wanda Dorice Nuckolls, 74, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Tuesday, Jan. 24., 2006, at Las Vegas Medical Center Nursing Home.
She was born April 23, 1931, in Dibble, Okla. to Harris and Dollie Powell Higgins.
She married Robert G. Nuckolls on April 13, 1954, in Portales. She was a member of the 21st Street Church of Christ for most of her life.
Family members remember her for her love of life, quiet sense of humor, graciousness and her belief in God. She was also a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, family members said.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Virginia Augusta, Rosezell Putnam, and Maydell Hayes.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Grant Nuckolls (and wife, Vickie) of Clovis; a granddaughter, Tammi Martell (Jeff) of Mountain Home, Idaho; two great-granddaughters, Cayley and Karlie Martell of Mountain Home, Idaho; a brother, Donnavin Higgins (Vonda) of Amber, Okla.; three sisters, Delores Moore (Kenton) of Chickasha, Okla., Freda Henson (Leonard) of Mustang, Okla., and Estelle Lewis of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Burial will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Higgins, Kenton Moore, Leonard Henson, Jeff Martell, Carl Reaves, Coy Burrell, Toby Phipps, Earl Scott and Leon Higgins.
Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.