Verla H. Wagoner


Watervliet-Verla Hope (Duncan) Wagoner, 101, received her angel wings on March 25, 2019.

Born July 9, 1917 in Egan S.D, she was the daughter of the late Arthur A and Hazel M (Stombaugh) Duncan, Egan S.D.

Verla enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWII on December 10, 1943. She married Morgan M. Wagoner of Albany, N.Y. on September 27, 1947.

She was preceded in death by her husband Morgan in 1975, 2 sisters Erma Delay and Grace Amdahl, 3 brothers Arthur I, Dwain C, and Dwight D. Duncan, all of South Dakota and great granddaughter Emily Ann Wagoner, Latham.

Verla was a lifetime member of the American Legion with membership for over 70 years, most recently the Zaloga Post. She also volunteered at the Veterans Hospital in Albany, for over 21 years. Verla was also a member of Silver Sneakers program at ABC Sports, Latham up until her death.

She is survived by her three children, Arthur M.(Grace Salerno) Wagoner of Latham, Eileen H. Wagoner (Ed Lorea) Guiry of Dover, DE, and Janet M. Wagoner (the late Albert) Belkay of Watervliet, four grandchildren; Steven Wagoner of Clifton Park, Sarah Wagoner (Michael Hagerty) of Latham, Joseph Hansen of Brunswick and Shannon Guiry Quinonez of Dover, DE, plus 9 great grandchildren who Verla adored.

Funeral Services and viewing will be held at Dufresne and Cavanaugh at 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham NY 12110 on Monday, April 1st at 10:00AM-11:30AM. The service will be held at 11:30AM. Burial will be in the Onesquethaw Cemetery, Clarksville, N.Y. at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the American Legion in Verla Wagoner's name.

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