Vida Ann Wasinger was born on Feb. 8, 1943, in Mountain View, Oklahoma, and departed this life on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in Shawnee at the age of 73.

Vida Ann Wasinger was born on Feb. 8, 1943, in Mountain View, Oklahoma, and departed this life on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in Shawnee at the age of 73.

Vida, the daughter of Lowell and Elsie (Graham) Pritchard, was a resident of Meeker.

She married Alfred Wasinger on April 21, 1967, at the Chapel at Tinker Air Force Base.

Vida graduated high school and Mountain View High School with the class of 1961, she went on to Southwestern where she earned her degree. Vida was passionate about her work in child development at Easter Seals, among other things she was instrumental in the creation of their Autism Program. She loved watching her granddaughters play softball, and didn’t mind yelling at the umpires at their games. She enjoyed playing in Texas Hold'em Tournaments. Vida loved to travel with her family, particularly trips to Eureka Springs and The Great Passion Play that she attended many times, she also enjoyed trips to Branson, but she would gladly go anywhere the road led her. Vida will always be remembered for being a very giving person and always being there to lend a helping hand.

Vida's parents, three brothers, Charley Pritchard, Ronald Pritchard and Don Pritchard preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband: Alfred Wasinger of the home; sons and daughters-in-law: Robert and Dedra Wasinger of Del City and Michael and Amy Wasinger of Tuttle; six grandchildren: Kimberly, Rachel, Emily, Miranda, Melissa, and Jamie; two brothers: Herman Pritchard of Edmond and Robert “Butch” Pritchard of Bristow; and many other family and friends.

A memorial mass will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Meeker with Father Phan Long officiating. Interment will follow at Meeker Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

A guestbook is available to share memories online at www.ParksBrothers.net.