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Wanda Head is the answer for Clearwater History Trivia #565, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.

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Monday: OHS grad

Tuesday: Her friends were dear to her.

Wednesday: 4-H leader

Thursday: Loved music

Friday: Married an old high school friend

Saturday: Her mother, siblings and children graduated from OHS.

Monday: Founding member of a church

Tuesday: Learned about her heritage on a trip to Denmark

Wednesday: Participated in a bowling leargue for many years

Thursday: Angel Ridge ranch

Friday: Lived near her work

Saturday: Enjoyed interacting with the community

Monday: Hard working

Tuesday: Moved to Brookside in 2014

Wednesday: Retired in 1998

Thursday: Peck postmaster

Wanda Head was born Dec. 27, 1933 in Orofino and attended schools there until she graduated from Orofino High School in 1952. Her mother, siblings and children also graduated from OHS.

After high school, she worked as a waitress and a bakery clerk. She married Arlee B. Head in 1958 in Clarkston and they began raising their family in Lewiston. They were founding members of Faith Tabernacle Church in Lewiston. In 1972, they build their family home and ranch on Angel Ridge outside of Peck. They were involved with other area churches. They divorced in 1982.

Wanda was always hard working. She began her career at the Peck Post Office in 1974 and retired as postmaster in 1996. Enjoyed the job and being involved with the community. She was a 4-H leader and took every opportunity to serve her community. When her health deteriorated, neighbors and friends in Peck watched over and helped her.

She married an old high school sweetheart in 1996, John Apfelbeck. He joined Wanda at her home in Peck and they enjoyed more than 20 years together. He cared for Wanda at their home in Peck until 2014 when she moved to Brookside Landing. She moved to Life Care Center in Lewiston in 2016 and John passed away in 2017.

Though she was often quiet, she had a great network of friends who were dear to her. She participated in a bowling league in Orofino for many years. She achieved a lifelong dream in 2001 when she traveled to Denmark with her siblings to visit relatives and learn about their heritage.

She passed away July 15, 2018.

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