Official Obituary of

Wanda Lea Shrouds

March 3, 1948 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Wanda Shrouds Obituary

Wanda Lea Shourds, 76, of Pablo, MT, passed away on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024. Wanda was born on March 3rd, 1948, in Shelby, MT to Emma Jeanette Gardipee and Lyle Fletcher Von Gunten. She was a tribal member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana.

Wanda spent most of her life living in Montana. She moved around throughout her life, but she primarily lived in Montana. She was the fifth born of seven kids. She had two sisters and four brothers. She was born and raised in Shelby, MT.

Wanda was married to Nathan Shourds for 37 years. They were married on February 13th, 1987, but if you were to ask her how long they were married for, she would always include the year prior to the marriage. Nathan liked to joke with her saying that was the year they “shacked up” but Wanda always included it into the years of their marriage. Her first marriage was to Floyd Brandt. Together they had three children: Roberta Isaac, Robin Gottfried, and Brenda Asencio. Her second marriage was to Melivn Quakenbush. Nathan came into the marriage with four children: Wanda Salomon, Lisa Shourds, Sid Shourds, and Pamela Wilson. Wanda and Nathan raised their seven children together.

Wanda worked various jobs in her life. She bartended, housekept, taught children, taught Sunday School, was a caregiver to elderly, and did other miscellaneous jobs. She was a hard worker and always put in 110%. She loved working and staying busy.

Wanda had many interests and hobbies. She loved to craft, scrapbook, collect feathers and beach glass, decorate, wear and collect jewelry, and do gardening. She loved her Pepsi and lemon cookies. Wanda loved old country music, everything from Dolly Parton to Conway Twitty. Conway Twitty was her absolute favorite! She would blast her music and clean the house. She loved to sing Conway Twitty songs. Road trips back to Shelby, MT always included Conway and karaoke. Wanda loved going to the beach, her hometown of Shelby, her family and friends, and her dog Butchie. Butchie and Wanda were inseparable, they were always together. Wanda spent her life taking care of others. She was known for her tenacity, her stubbornness, and her orneriness. She was kind, loving, and compassionate. She spoke her mind and was not afraid to back down. Wanda was fearless and courageous. She loved her children more than life itself and was always saying that they are her everything. Her kids meant the world and more to her. Even in her last days all she talked about was her kids. She loved them dearly.

Wanda was preceded in death by her mother Emma Gardipee; father Lyle Von Gunten; brother Billy “Putt Putt” Von Gunten; sister Beverly Miller; brother Jimmy Von Gunten; brother Robert Van Gunten; and brother Stan Strom.

Wanda is survived by her husband Nathan Shourds; her sister Donna Pace (Bill); daughters Roberta Isaac (Angus); Robin Gottfried (Adam); Brenda Asencio; Wanda Salomon (John); Lisa Shourds; Pamela Wilson; son Sid Shourds; granddaughters Stephanie Salomon (Zach); Cheyanne Winkley (Chris); Olivia Asencio (Megan); Kyra Carpentier; grandsons John Salomon (Michaela); Marcus Shiele (Mercedes); Isaiah Asencio (Verla); Jacob Asencio; Angus Isaac; Sam Isaac; Justin Shourds; Dylan Wilson; Colton Shourds; her “golden boys” Bert Carpentier; Alonzo BringsYellow; and many great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

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