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2009-04-23 / Front Page

Famed Seamstress from Blue Dies

Wanda Mayes of Blue, Texas passed away on April 16 in Rockdale. Wanda was a famed Austin seamstress whose clientele included the former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, her daughter, Lucy Johnson, and former Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Carole Keeton Rylander Strayhorn. After retirement as a seamstress Wanda became a horse breeder in Blue.

Wanda was born in Taylor, Texas and was an avid barrel racer and member of the Turtle Association in Taft, Texas as a young woman.

Funeral services were held at the Blue United Methodist Church. A complete obituary can be found in today's paper.

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