Wanda L. Valencia, 67, of San Andreas, Calif., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her home after a long history of medical problems.
Ms. Valencia was born Jan. 27, 1945, in Pekin to Jesse Carl Hedrick and Byrtle Irene Wofford Webster.
She is survived by her children, Gail Buchanan of San Andreas, Calif., Jerry Jennings of Pacifica, Calif., Douglas Jennings of Pekin, and Daysi Valencia of Angels Camp, Calif.; a brother, Wintford (Sonny) Hedrick of Pekin; a sister, Loretta Chase of Gilman; 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Michael Jennings Jr.; brother, Eugene Hedrick; and sister, Wilma (Sissy) Gillenwater.
She worked as a welder for Boilermaker Local 549 in Pittsburg, Calif.
Valencia was a member of Celestial City Chapter 333 Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed cake decorating, word puzzles, arts and crafts, and horseback riding.
A celebration of life ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Spring Lake Missionary Church, 6779 Townline Road, Manito, officiated by Pastor Tom Schakat.
Burial will be at the Spring Lake Township Cemetery in Manito, with a reception to follow at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in the Friendship Hall, 101 N. Eighth St., Pekin.