Wanda Lahn
Wanda Lahn
Wanda Lahn
Wanda Lahn
Wanda Lahn

Obituary of Wanda Elaine Kestin Lahn

Wanda Elaine Kestin Lahn, 96, passed away of natural causes on February 7, 2022, in Olympia, Washington, her home of 52 years. She was born August 13, 1925, to Ralph Cooper Kestin and Ethel Eugenia Dowdy Kestin in Flaxville, Montana. Throughout her life, she also lived in Scobey, Montana; Spokane, Washington; Farragut, Idaho; Butte, Montana; Tacoma, Washington; and Juneau, Alaska.


Wanda graduated from Scobey School in 1943, and also from Knapps Business College.  She was a bookkeeper at Boeing Company (1959-1965); worked for The Bureau of Indian Affairs of Alaska (1965-1967); was an elementary school para-educator in the 1980s; and a business para-professional at Capital High School (1987-1992).  She was a member of Busy Bees, Ken Lake Book Club, St. John Episcopal Church and Evergreen Christian Church.


She married Orval Anderson on May 19, 1944, in Scobey, Montana; Ernest Lahn on June 6, 1965, in Juneau, Alaska; and Kenneth L. Wilson on April 30, 1999, in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Wanda was strong, loving and devoted to her children.  She also could be stubborn at times.  She loved reading, crafts, and travel.


She is survived by her son, P.R. Lahn (Kaylene) of Olympia; daughters, Sherry Olive (Richard) of Olalla, Washington, and Kelsey Moore (former husband, Koto Moore) of Pueblo, Colorado; seven grandchildren, Lee, Dean and Christina Olive, Akemi and Kai Moore, and Trey and Nolan Lahn; three great-grandchildren, Cole and Dane Olive, and Lily Trujillo; and brothers, Gary O’Hare of Boise, Idaho, and Llewellyn Kestin of Troy, Missouri.


She was predeceased by sons, Gerald Anderson and Orval Gene Anderson; brothers, Ralph Kestin, Lloyd Kestin, Wasyl (Musuronehan) Adkins; and sisters, Maxine Graff, Thelma Wheeler, Gwendolyn Postma, Jeanne Coram, and Maryllyn Spencer.


A service was held at St. John Episcopal Church in Olympia.  A Celebration of Life will be held July 3, 2022, 3:00 p.m. at Olympia Country and Golf Club, 3636 Country Club Dr. NW, Olympia, WA 98502.


Memorial donations may be made to St. John Episcopal Church, or to Busy Bees.


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