Wanda Petersen Randall (56) of Mesa passed away April 14, 2017, after a nearly three-year battle with bladder cancer.
Wanda was born July 22, 1960 in Mesa, Arizona but spent her childhood years in Snowflake. Her parents, Phyllis Ballard and Parley C. Petersen had waited a long time for a baby girl and finally got her. Wanda joined big rambunctious brothers Paul, Bruce and Scott.
Wanda married her best friend Vernon Dwight Randall on March 1, 1985 in the Mesa LDS Temple. They welcomed their daughter Mandy in 1987 and son Nick in 1992. She loved her children dearly, but always wanted to be a grandma.
In 2001, Wanda persuaded Vernon to move their family to Payson to get out of the heat and the hassle. She loved the mountains and her elk in the backyard. Wanda lived a life of hard work and service to others. She always had a smile on her face and a helping hand to lend.
Wanda is survived by her daughter Mandy, son-in-law Logan, grandkids Lincoln, McKenna and Lot Campbell; son Nick; brothers Paul Petersen and his wife Barbara, Scott Petersen and his wife Tammy, all of Mesa; sister-in-law Vicki Johnson and her husband Steve of Taylor; mother-in-law Pat Randall of Payson; and numerous extended relatives, friends and loved ones.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband Vernon, parents Parley and Phyllis Petersen, brother Bruce Petersen and father-in-law Rony Randall.
A visitation will be held Thursday, April 20th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the LDS Ward Building, 1455 N. Harris Street, Mesa, AZ. Funeral services will be Friday, April 21st at 10:00 a.m. with a viewing beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the LDS Stake Center, 925 N. Harris Dr. Mesa, AZ. The burial will be April 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at the Payson Pioneer Cemetery, Payson, Arizona.