Wendy Joann Thames, 62, of Bundick Lake, La., died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in a Lake Charles, La., hospital.

Ms. Thames was born Aug. 12, 1948, in Everett, Mass., and lived in Lake Charles, La., for most of her life. Her family lived on Islesboro for a number of years and both of her parents were from there.

She worked as a hairdresser for more than 40 years and most recently worked at Jolie Femme and L’Sundries at L’Auberge du Lac since their opening. She loved painting, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her joyous laughter and her love for Jesus.

Ms. Thames is survived by her daughters, Phoebe Qualls and husband Phil of Sulphur, La., and Tiffaney Maggio and husband Sammy Maggio III of Moss Bluff, La.; brothers Brian Hamilton and wife Becky of Lake Charles, La., and Bruce Hamilton and wife Joni of Lake Charles, La.; grandchildren, Hunter Qualls, Seth Maggio, Carter Qualls, Sarah Maggio, and Sadie Qualls; and lifelong friend Inci Glover of Lake Charles, La.

She was preceded in death by her parents Earl Chester and Barbara Barton Hamilton.

Her funeral service was Jan. 17, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Charles, La., with Rev. Rick McClain officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memory Gardens.

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