Sep 092011

Elden William Wade, 89, quietly passed away on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Snowflake. Services were held Sept. 7 in Snowflake.

He was born July 18, 1922, in American Falls, Idaho, son of Lawrence and Pearl Wade. He was raised in Malad, Idaho.

He married Dora L. Gough Feb. 29, 1944, in the Logan Temple. They spent most of their married life in Twin Falls and Boise, Idaho. They were blessed with six children, Elden W. Jr. (deceased), Judy (Kerry) Ballard and Lenore (Gail) Martineau of Snowflake, Dorene (Craig) Morgan of Puyallup, Wash., Steven L (deceased) and Mark (Christine) of Boise; 21 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by one brother and four sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister.

He worked most of his life as a neon tube bender for several sign companies in the Boise area.

He served faithfully in various callings in the LDS Church, and after retiring, he and Dora worked for 15 years in the Boise Temple.

In 2001, they moved to Snowflake.

Silver Creek Mortuary of Taylor was in charge of the arrangements.