Wanda Lee Payne Allcorn
Oct. 5, 1934-Nov. 6, 2012
The Allcorn family was blessed to come together in June to celebrate their Diamond 60th Anniversary of Harold and Wanda Allcorn. The family will gather once more 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, to lay to rest, Wanda Allcorn, beloved mother, wife, sister, grandma and great grandma, at Cope Memorial Chapel of Kirtland.
Wanda Lee Payne Allcorn was born in Las Vegas, Oct. 5, 1934, to Jess Lee and Leona Bryant Payne. She met her true love, Harold Lynn ""Lindy"" Allcorn, when they both attended high school in Santa Fe. They married on June 20, 1952, in Odessa, Texas and went on to raise 5 children. They moved to Tulsa, Okla. and eventually established a home building business, Lind-Lee Construction. Harold built homes and Wanda used her natural talents to decorate them. Wanda was recruited by Carpet City in Tulsa to be their official builder's representative and decorator where she established a reputation as the best in her field.
In 1977, Harold and Wanda moved back to New Mexico with their sons and built homes and commercial buildings in Bloomfield and Farmington. Their last business venture was in Taos, where they established Silver and Sand Trading Company which dealt in fine Native American arts and crafts. In 1999 they retired and moved back to Farmington to be close to their family.
Wanda is survived by her husband and true love, Harold; brothers, Lynn Dalton ""Bud"" Payne, Robert Butler ""Bob"" Payne, Lester Ray Green; sister, Neva May Wilson; daughter, Anna (Danny) Stewart; sons, David (Laura), Rick (Jacqueline), Bob and Mark; her beloved 12 grandchildren, Hollie (Clarence) Morris, Matthew (Kristin) Allcorn, Drew (Shelby) Allcorn, Brittany (Matt) Volk, Lindsey (Stewart) Burnett, Tracy Allcorn, Jordan (Nikki) Allcorn, Taylor Allcorn, Garrett Allcorn, Reed Allcorn, Hannah Allcorn and Madison Allcorn and her fabulous ten great-grandchildren, Aubrie, Raenna, and Skylar Morris, Camree and Blake Volk, Jacob and Kaitlyn Allcorn, Rachel and Rebekah Burnett and Peyton Allcorn.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Leona Bryant Payne Green; father, Jess Lee Payne; step-father, Lester A. Green; sister-in-law, Karen Payne; half sister, Alice Payne Magnus; brother-in-law, Otis F. Wilson and her nephew, William Payne.
Wanda's care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel of Kirtland, 458 County Road 6100, 505-598-9636.
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