Verla H. Wagoner, 101, received her angel wings on March 25, 2019.
Verla Hope was born July 9, 1917 in Egan S.D, to Arthur A. and Hazel M. (Stombaugh) Duncan. Verla enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWII on December 10, 1943. She married Morgan M. Wagoner of Albany, N.Y. on September 27, 1947. Verla was a lifetime member of the American Legion with membership for over 70 years, most recently the Zaloga Post. She also volunteered at the Veterans Hospital in Albany, for over 21 years. Verla was also a member of Silver Sneakers program at ABC Sports, Latham, NY up until her death.
She is survived by her three children, Arthur M.(Grace Salerno) Wagoner of Latham, Eileen H. Wagoner (Ed Lorea) Guiry of Dover, DE, and Janet M. Wagoner (the late Albert) Belkay of Watervliet, four grandchildren; Steven Wagoner of Clifton Park, Sarah Wagoner (Michael Hagerty) of Latham, Joseph Hansen of Brunswick and Shannon Guiry Quinonez of Dover, DE, plus 9 great grandchildren who Verla adored.
She was preceded in death by her husband Morgan in 1975, two sisters Erma Delay and Grace Amdahl, three brothers Arthur I., Dwain C., and Dwight D. Duncan, all of South Dakota and great granddaughter Emily Ann Wagoner, Latham.
Funeral service was held April 1 at Dufresne and Cavanaugh in Latham, NY. Burial will be in the Onesquethaw Cemetery, Clarksville, N.Y. at a later date.