Cover photo for Wanda Rozelle Oden's Obituary
Wanda Rozelle Oden Profile Photo
1933 Wanda 2023

Wanda Rozelle Oden

March 30, 1933 — August 18, 2023


Wanda Rozelle Oden, 90, lived a beautiful, dignified life, leaving this earth and her family peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2023. A beautiful woman who spread joy and happiness wherever she went. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend who was always there when she was needed. Wanda was born March 30, 1933 in Lamesa, Texas to Hero and Edith Mitchell. While attending Sundown High School she met the love of her life, RL Oden, who preceded her in death, after more than 45 years of love and marriage.

After high school, Wanda attended Texas Tech University, before graduating from Texas A&I University, and moving in to her life long career of teaching. Wanda was a devoted educator, teaching at Round-Top Carmine High School, Skidmore-Tynan High School, Mathis High School, Tuloso-Midway High School before retiring from Calallen High School after more than 30 years of teaching. Her love for teaching found her teaching many subjects including special education and homemaking.

Wanda was predeceased by her loving husband of 45 years, R.L. Oden and her son, David Lynn Oden. Surviving Wanda to carry on her teachings and passions, are her daughter, Susan Annette Sharpe of Odem, and her son, William Matt (Wendy) Oden of Baytown. Surviving grandchildren include Raleigh (Brooklyn), Cheston, Grace, Amber and Samantha and her great-granddaughter, Bailey.

A public graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 10:00AM at Robstown Memorial Parkway Cemetery (FM 1889). Although we are saddened by her death, her family are comforted in knowing that she received the best care available. A special thank-you to Corpus Christi Hospice, Dr. Mark Rasmusson, Dr. Ray Graf and Dr. Sabeen Din for their compassionate care; the sensitivity and support of yourself and your staff helped us through a difficult time and we will never forget your kindness.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Wanda Rozelle Oden, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Memorial Park Cemetery, Robstown, Texas


Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 285

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree