Wendy A. Dean “beloved daughter, sister and aunt”
COUDERSPORT, Pa.----Wendy A. Dean, 57, of Coudersport, formerly of Shinglehouse and Davie, Florida, passed away with her loving family by her side on Thursday, November 4, 2021, in UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport.
Born on Saturday, August 1, 1964 in Las Vegas, Nevada, she was a daughter of Frank L. and Peggy D. Hackett Dean.
Wendy was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1982, in Shinglehouse and was a graduate of Jamestown Community College in Olean with an associate degree in Business Administration. She also received a diploma from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale.
For many years, Wendy was employed by the former Gerner Enterprises in Coudersport as a full charge bookkeeper. Prior to that she had been employed as a junior accountant at Sunniland Bank in Ft. Lauderdale. At the time of her death, Wendy was employed by Dr. Fink in Coudersport.
Wendy was known as Aunt Wendy to all that crossed her path. During the summers, she would go camping at the lake with her Dates family. Her love of travel took her to Ireland with her beloved sister. She was the family historian---the keeper of all memories and events.
She was a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 Ladies Auxiliary before transferring to Potter Post American Legion Unit 192, Coudersport, as their historian. A talented artist, Wendy created the logo for the Coudersport Arborteum and the logo for the Potter County Mobile Unit. While residing in Florida, she created the logo for the Stranahan High School Class of 1966 and for the CHARLEE Program of Broward County, Florida. She was an artist that spread her love through her heart to everyone. A love of photography led her to be behind the lens for many special occasions. She loved her Close to My Heart crafting gals. Her greatest love was her family.
Wendy was baptized at the Crosstown Alliance Church in Shinglehouse this past August. Her love, kindness, and pure silliness will live on in the hearts of all she came into contact with during her life.
Left to cherish her memory are her father, Frank L. Dean of Shinglehouse; her mother, Peggy D. (Robert) Askins of Mesa, Arizona; a brother, Frank C. (Jody) Dean of Bolivar; a sister, Nikki D. (Rob Roberts) Dean of Shinglehouse; two nieces, Hillary D. (Greg Bird) Wilson and Heather M. (Tyler) Pease; four nephews, Luke T. (Jocelyn) Wilson, Tyler L. Dean, Travis O. (Heidi) Dean, and Turner J. Dean; two beloved aunts, Faye Eades of Dell City, Oklahoma and Julie Perkins of Shinglehouse; and several grandnieces and grandnephews, including Sophie Mae Wilson, who was a bright spot in her day.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 12 noon on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Crosstown Alliance Church, Shinglehouse. A celebration of Wendy’s life, which will be a Thanksgiving feast, will follow at 1pm on Saturday in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Ar. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to the Potter County Historical Society, PO Box 605, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Wendy’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.To express condolences or share a fond memory of Wendy, please visit www.virgilhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.