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Wanda Jane Tighe

May 2, 1934 — September 16, 2021

Saint George, Utah -
Wanda Jane Tighe, age 87, passed away September 16, 2021. She was born May 2, 1934, in Champaign, Illinois, to Olin Franklin Anderson and Beulah Leone Freese. She was married to Bob Tighe in Tucson, Arizona. They had one son Jeffrey Tighe. She and Bob later divorced in the nineties.

Wanda was initially raised in Champaign, Illinois and in the early fifties moved with her parents to Tucson, Arizona. She attended the University of Arizona. In the fifties, she worked for Eastern Airlines in Chicago. Bob, Wanda, and Jeff lived on Long Island, New York. In the early eighties, Bob and Wanda were minority owners of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League, that won four consecutive championships. Wanda remembers drinking champagne from the Stanley Cup. Wanda loved the Utah Jazz.

After the divorce, she moved to Jupiter, Florida. In 2005, she moved to Saint George, Utah to be near her sister and brother-in-law, Jean, and Jack Robinson. In 2014, she moved to Spring Gardens Apartments in Saint George. Wanda was active in the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Saint George Utah.

Wanda is survived by her son Jeff and his wife Anna in Long Island, New York. nephew Mike Robinson (Kathy) Salt Lake City, Utah, niece Jill Benson (Dick), Highland, Maryland and niece Susan Fletcher, Salt Lake City, Utah. Wanda was preceded in death by her sister Jean Robinson Salt Lake City, Utah and brother Joe Anderson, Fresno, California.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., Saint George, Utah. (435) 673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Wanda’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com .
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