Prior to his death, Ballew lived with her husband Tommy on the 4b Ranch in Refugio before moving to Portland two decades ago.
She was born on Jan. 6, 1940, to Nellie and Elmer “Mac” McGinnes in Corpus Christi.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and husband.
Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Ballew; a son, Dwayne Ballew and his wife Debbie; two sisters, Glenda Thames and Marji McGinnes; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be conducted Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 302 McIntyre, in Taft.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Wanda’s name be made to the National MS Society www.nationalmssociety.org.