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Delcia Mae Wagner
February 10, 1934 ~ September 15, 2022 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Delcia Mae Wagner, the eldest of four, was born February 10, 1934, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to James Emmitt Cooper and Jessie Mae Poindexter (Edynburg). She received her early education both in Oklahoma and Los Angeles California—graduating from Jordan High School in 1951. Delcia and Silas Wagner were married March 9, 1952, in Los Angeles, CA. She was a devoted mother of three to Rhonda Jean, Nolan, and Silas Jay Wagner. Delcia confessed her belief in Christ and was baptized at a very young age. In January of 1983—after relocating to Sacramento— she officially became a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she led Bible study, served as a Sunday School Teacher, and was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union, Esther Circle.
Delcia had a love for traveling that she shared with her siblings and friends who became family. Whether it was driving across the country or cruising the beautiful seas internationally, she never missed an opportunity to explore a new place. After each trip, she always took the time to scrapbook each and every detail down to the itinerary and the tickets! Delcia also had an affinity for the "finer” things in life—chocolate chip cookies and Lays potato chips! Every time her grandson Jamal would visit, which was several times a week, he had to pay the entrance fee for cookies and chips! On May 23, 1990, after a 30-year career with the Veteran’s Administration and Social Security Administration, Delcia retired from federal service as the Assistant District Manager. In her over 33 years of retirement, she devoted herself to volunteerism and numbers. She worked for H&R Block during tax season and volunteered at the Office of the Ombudsman.
She truly wanted to help senior victims of abuse or neglect understand their rights within the legal system to assist them in reaching a proper resolution. Delcia was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, two sisters, and all three of her children. She leaves to cherish her memory: two sisters, Nancy Cooper (Williams), and Cynthia Collins; three grandsons, Jamal Rowe (Kionna), Silas Wagner, Jr. (Brittany), and Reece Houston; nine greatgrandchildren, Charlise Victoria, Gabrielle Grace, Lauren Ashley Rowe, Cameron, Jailyn, Prestyn, Carson, Austin, and Kristyan Wagner. Delcia is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.