Loretta Sue Wildman

loretta wildman

January 15, 1933 ~ August 18, 2021

Loretta would like to let you all know that her work here is done. After 88 years of grit, wit, and taking no bull, she received a call; the sort of offer no one can refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning.
Born in Tulsa Oklahoma on January 15th, 1933, Loretta spent her childhood in Branson, Missouri and her teens in San Francisco, California. She spoke often of her gratitude for her cousins, Dorothy and Jack Calabrese, who took Loretta in during these formative years and cared for her and sister, Shirley, alongside their infant son, Joel. Having developed a strong will to thrive early on, our indomitable heroine soon struck out to make her own way and start a family, breaking a few hearts along the way. In 1969, after shepherding her three beloved children into the world (Mat, Lisa, and John), Loretta Sue Walker met James Redmayne Wildman, the love of her life, with whom she would settle in Texas.
Loretta and Jim raised their lively flock of three in Cypress, 40 minutes north of Houston. Here, Loretta would spend decades serving North Houston as a well-respected real estate agent, claiming the sale of the very first home listed in the Woodlands. She lived to meet new people and cultivate relationships through her service as both a tenacious agent and an active member of her community. Her gift for enriching the lives of others was perhaps most strongly demonstrated by the unconditional love she poured into her grandson, whom she cherished every day of her remaining 32 years.
Loretta Sue made it through 8 Texas floods before finally landing in Conroe in 2019. She passed peacefully in her home on the morning of August 15th, 2021. She is reunited with Dorothy, Jack, Norma, Betty, Shirley, and beloved Jim. She’ll be happy to see Gus, Doggers, Calvin, Hobbes, Little Bit, and precious Peanut again, while Little Bitty, Honey Bun, and Angel will miss her unwavering affection. She is survived by cousin Joel, brothers Bill, Jack, and Gary, sons John and Mat, daughter Lisa, and grandson Axel. 
Our dear matriarch leaves behind countless loved ones, including Kitty, who recalls that Loretta was a true friend who always took in strangers if they needed a hand, and always told you the truth and how she truly felt about things. Longtime friend Judy remembers her as one of a kind, and used to tease Loretta over being the “world’s oldest living teenybopper” because she had such a young, fun attitude. Loretta relished the joyful moments of life, as anyone who remembers her tearful, life-giving laugh will attest. She was never false a day in her life. Her steadfast devotion to her family spilled over into her interactions with all other living things, and those who felt the warmth of her generous spirit will not forget her.
Memorial services will be held at 10 AM Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Cozart Funeral Home in Normangee, with a burial to follow at Hopewell Cemetery. 

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  1. Loretta always had time for conversation even though I normally stopped by unannounced. I was always tickled by her colorful language. She was very loving and generous with both humans and animals. She not only fed all of the domestic animals in her neighborhood but all the wildlife as well, right on the front porch. I loved her very much, and she will be missed.

  2. Mom
    You are my angel always have been always will be I know you are watching down on me and everything else. You are the angle of life may the wind keep your wings in flight I will see you on the other side so save me a spot.

    Everlasting Love my angle your son John

  3. My beloved sister, now you start the next and final journey, with loved ones to aide and guide you and the Lords blessings and comfort. All the thoughts I have of us and all the love we shared will always be with me. I will miss you sister until we meet again and you will always be in my heart. We had a special bonding and love that will never be forgotten. God and the good Lord always took care of us regardless of the hardships and made things easier and more comfortable. Without you as a loved companion in this life, it would have been un-doable to have made it. Look down on us now and know of the love you have from us all. Wait for me just down the road and we will meet again.. love you..Gary.

  4. We would wonder what Loretta will say about something that had happened. We usually would be in agreement with her. But it was how she would "spin" it that made her special. Judy and Loretta would bond together on some local issue. If they added a few to the "cause" they would sometimes have too much "fun". You only get a few Loretta's in your life. We will miss her. Judy will say – What do you think Loretta would do? So forget her – never.

  5. Loretta was a very unique person. She took me in open arms when she lived in Cyprus. She wonderfully helped my daughter get her 1st house. She will be missed tremendously by many. I pray for the family going through such hard times.

  6. Loretta,
    Thank you so much for being so kind to me and my dad. We really enjoyed being with you. You were a great teacher, a friend and I am so thankful for the experience. Please give my daddy a hug in Heaven, the world has lost a great person.
    Melissa Seureau

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