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Wanda (Grover) Sem Pomeroy 1922-2006

Wanda (Grover) Sem Pomeroy, 83, of Great Falls MT and a longtime Plentywood MT resident and piano teacher, died after a long illness Wednesday February 22, 2006, at a Great Falls hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Jim, of Great Falls; sons Steven (Christy) Sem of Great Falls and Larry Sem of Helena; two grandchildren; and her husband's children and grandchildren.

She was born Wanda Pauline Grover in Clay County, Minn., on Nov. 17, 1922, to Alette and Elmer Grover. She was baptized and confirmed at Concordia.
Wanda married Herman Olaf Sem at the church on June 17, 1946. They made their home in Plentywood, Mont., where she was very active in the American Legion Auxiliary, American Red Cross and many other local organizations.
Wanda and Herman had four children, Steven Roger, Larry Elmer, Gary Richard and Carol Rae. They were members of Plentywood Lutheran Church. Wanda was perhaps best known for her skill teaching piano lessons. Over the years, she took great interest in following the life paths of her former students. She leaves many friends in the Plentywood area.
Herman passed away in the summer of 1984, and Wanda moved to Great Falls, Mont., to, in her words, "be closer to her children." There she continued her passion for helping others. She continued to teach piano, and was involved in the Foster Grandparents Program, as well as several other local organizations. She was a longtime organist at St. Francis Episcopal Church.
On Sept. 25, 2004, she became the bride of James Hoyt Pomeroy. They made their home in Great Falls. It was lovely to see how happy they made one another, if only for a short time.
In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Raymond and Gerald Grover; a son, Gary; and her daughter, Carol.
Wanda will be remembered always for her love and dedication to her family, her affection for children, kindness to animals, and, of course, her love of music. There was always a song in her heart.

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