History of Lehi, Part II, Including Biographical Section up to 1950
Published by the Lehi Pioneer Committee
Written by Hamilton Gardner
The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1950, p. 701
Wanda Dickerson Bushman was born October 21, 1905, in American Fork, Utah, the twelfth child of Sarah Ann Conder and William Edward Dickerson. When Wanda was six months old her father died. She was baptized a member of the Latter-day Saint Church November 3, 1913 by Thomas E. Hanson.
She attended school in American Fork and graduated from the American Fork High School in 1924 and attended Brigham Young University. She was secretary of the American Fork First Ward Sunday School several years before she was married.
April 28, 1926, she was married to Suel J. Bushman in the Salt Lake Temple. Six children were born to them: Melvin S., Beth, Richard D. (deceased), Margaret Ann, Mark A., and Don J. She has worked in most of the auxiliary organizations of the Church. She was a Sunday School teacher in 1926, until the fall of 1926 when she was sustained as second counselor in the Young Women’s Mutual Improvement Association to Rose Lott. She was a Primary teacher many years, a mutual teacher, also a Relief Society teacher. In the fall of 1943 she was sustained as second counselor in the Fifth Ward Primary to Elva Allen.
She served as president of the Primary from 1944 to 1946. In June, 1946, she was sustained second counselor in the Primary to Gladys Peterson, and in 1949 she was sustained as first counselor in the stake Primary. She has spent approximately 20 years in the service of the Primary.