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Friday, July 13, 2012
Wanda Mae Nicholson Mendyk was born on June 27, 1933 in Colburn, Colo. She left her
earthly home on June 30, 2012 in Montpelier. Wanda is the daughter of Clifford Carl and
Ruth Erma Nicholson. She was the only girl born to this union. She had three brothers,
David, Roger and Neil.
The family moved to Gooding, Idaho in 1945 where Wanda finished high school. Wanda married
Dale Knight in the early 1950's and to this marriage were born Kevin Dale Knight,
Christy Dee, an infant son who passed away at age one day, Douglas Allen Knight, and Nancy
Ann Knight.Wanda had several grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many more she claimed
here in Dingle.
In 1962 the family moved to Southwest Missouri from Gooding, Idaho. In 1976 Wanda moved
back to Idaho to start a new life. She married Darrell D. Mendyk in 1977. They lived in
several towns in Southern Idaho including Buhl, Castleford, Preston and finally Dingle.
Wanda worked several jobs in her lifetime including the greenhouse in Preston and later as
a cook at the school. She loved the children.
Wanda enjoyed the serenity of this valley and the beautiful scenery. She often told of
hiking in the mountains and the peace she and Darrell felt as they stood on a high
mountain peak. Wanda especially loved all of her Dingle family.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 5 in the Dingle LDS Chapel and the interment
followed in the Dingle Cemetery with services under the direction of Matthews Mortuary.
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