DRAWINGSPortraits

Wanda

Digital illustration.

Wanda Almeda Jones (1919-1934), my Dad’s little sister. When their young mother died in Oklahoma the 10 children were split up. After a time at an orphanage in Dallas some were sent out to Fort Stockton, Texas to live with an older brother. Wanda died there when she was only 15 from typhoid fever. My brother recently visited her grave. I found an old photo and was inspired to pay homage to the aunt I never knew. I don’t know how accurate the likeness is because the source photo is old and blurry.