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Wanda Schamber Borne

January 1, 1943 — February 19, 2023

Wanda Mae Borne, 80, of Port Arthur, TX passed away on February 19, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 1, 1943, in North Island, CA to the late Stan and Irene Schamber.
Wanda was a selfless, faithful servant of Christ, who loved her family and friends fiercely and unconditionally. She served the community for many years as a teacher at Nederland High School and Lamar State College Port Arthur. She was also, a dedicated bible study leader, an elder at First Christian Church and treasurer for the Texas Retired Teachers Association. She was a doting Granny, known to many as “Wanda-woman” and never passed up a card or domino game. Her red velvet cake, chocolate and coconut pie were loved by all.

Wanda is survived by her husband of 27 years Thad, her sons Brian Ferguson, and wife Cindy of Vidor, Kenneth Ferguson, and wife Roxanne of Port Neches, daughters, Brenda Bauzon and husband, Jerry of Austin, Peggy Selman, and husband Tom of Port Neches, Nancy Choate, and husband Mark of Brookeland, Patti Borne, and husband Brandon Sawyer of Evergreen, Colorado; her sister Donna Lumpkin, and husband Lee of Port Neches; her brother Danny Schamber of Rowlett, Grandchildren, Kayla Dutton (Joel), Kendall Rice (Justin), Kyle Ferguson (Alicen), Kelli Ferguson, Cadence Bauzon, Megan Hale (Brian), Alex Albair, Derick Laffoon (D’Anna), Kayt Borne, Trey Selman (Kinley), Hunter Laffoon, Chase Selman, Dalia Gaspard, 9 great-grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law Norman and Sandy Borne of Groves, Texas. As well as, numerous nieces and nephews.

Wanda is preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law Tookie Schamber.

A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at First Christian Church – 5856 9th Ave – Port Arthur, Tx. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 12:30 p.m. at the church officiated by Pastor Drew McClellan under the direction of Melancon’s Funeral Home.

A special thanks to the medical teams of Home Care Elite and St. Elizabeth Hospital.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Christian Church in Port Arthur in memory of Wanda Borne.
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