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Wanda Maxine "Gigi" Wente
A funeral service was held Tuesday at Allen Mortuary in Turlock for Wanda Maxine "Gigi" Wente, 77, of Turlock. The former Ceres resident died last month in Turlock.

Burial was at Turlock Memorial Park.

Born Dec. 1933, in Fletcher, Okla., Wanda later settled in California where she graduated from Ceres High School and later settled in Turlock. Maxine was known as "GiGi" to her seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Maxine was a member of Mitchell Community Church where she was involved in the Women's Mission Society. She enjoyed children and time spent babysitting children from the church and her own family.

She leaves behind he two children, Doug Wente of Livingston and Diane Parks of Turlock; her brother, Frank Malone of Ceres; and her sister, Darlene Hardy of Wister, Okla.; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband August Wente and her parents.

Remembrances may be sent to Women's Mission Society, c/o Mitchell Community Church, 1507 S. Mitchell Road, Turlock, CA 95380.

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-Ceres Courier/ July 6, 2011