ELSTON, Wanda Howard passed on Nov. 6, 2012. She was born in New Philiadelphia, OH, and came to St. Petersburg in 1937. She graduated from St. Petersburg High School in the class of 1940. Upon graduation, she joined Fenner & Beane Stock Exchange to become the first teletype operator responsible to transmit stock quotes from the New York Exchange to their southern offices. During WWII, she attended Business College in Washington, D.C., while working as a statistician in the Office of Price Administration. Returning to St. Petersburg, she worked for the Pinellas County Public School system in the guidance department of various schools throughout the county. Following her retirement, she became a realtor with Selby Real Estate. She was active in the St. Petersburg Pioneers, St. Petersburg Historical Society and Seminole UMC. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Elston; and daughter, Judy Houlihan. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rena & Gordon Beckwith, son-in-law, Brian Houlihan; her grandchildren, Tara, Kate, Jan, Robert and Paige; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 17th, 11 am with friends being received one hour prior to service time. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. R. Lee Williams & Son 3530 49th St. N./527-1117 rlwilliams.com
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 14, 2012