Edward Leonel Wade
Born: 11/26/1947, Garfield, Utah
He grew up in Kearns, Utah and went to Cyprus High School. He joined the Army in 1965 and went to Kitsigan, Germany. While he was in the Army his family moved down to Moab, Utah. When he returned, he met and married Candice Lynn Adams in 1969. They moved to Salt Lake and she was killed in a car pedestrian accident, in December of that year. This accident also broke both of his legs and put him in a wheelchair for a year.
He went back to Moab and lived with his parents until he recovered and was able to walk again. He then moved back to Salt Lake where he met and married Yvonne Brusik in 1976. They were later divorced. He went to work for Union Pacific Railroad and worked there until he was retired in 1999.
He met Linda Astin in May of 1979 and they were married in September of that year. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in August of 1985. They had four children and he adopted the two children that his wife had with her first marriage.
He loved to hunt and fish and go rock hunting. His greatest joy was his kids and grandkids. He was a wonderful husband and father. He had a great sense of humor and was loved by everyone he met. We will miss him terribly but know that we will be with him again someday.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; his son, Jeremy (Celeste); daughter, Candace Nelson; daughter, Jennifer McPherson-Liu (Chris); son, Ben; son, Chris (Oy); uncle, Milo Glen (Mavis); Aunt, Arlene Parks; sister, Susan Lisonbee (Ernie); Sister, Sally Allen (Doug); sister, Michelle Holyoak (Keith); sister, Janet Gay (Reggie); brother, Sterling (Josie); brother, Vint (Donna); 9 grandchildren and various nieces and nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Shane; his son, Matt and a niece, Shasta.
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday January 25, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Moab Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel on 400 north. A viewing will be held Friday January 24, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Spanish Valley Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow with military rites at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Tributes:Thinking of all of you at this sad time in your lives. Love,
- Bill & Inalyn Meador
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