Pamela Taylor Wade, Deseret News associate city editor, died Sunday, February 10, 1991 at 10:30 p.m. at her home of cancer.
Mrs. Wade, 39, was born April 4, 1941, in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of Woodrow J. and Nina W. Taylor. She married Bob Wade April 14, 1973 in Farmington. They are the parents of one daughter, Katie, age nine. She attended Davis County Schools and graduated from Bountiful High School in 1969.Mrs. Wade worked as a journalist all of her adult life, starting as a news stringer for the Associated Press in Logan when she was 19. She attended Utah State University where she worked in several capacities on the school newspaper including editor-in-chief. She graduated from Utah State University in 1973 with a degree in journalist. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. After graduation, she worked at the Ogden Standard Examiner covering local news, including the Hi-Fi Shop murder trial. In July 1976, she moved to the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, where she has worked since. While there, she was bureau chief in Davis County, covering the Utah Legislature and the controversy over the MX missile. She was honored for the latter with a first place general reporting recognition from the Utah Society of Professional Journalists. She was twice honored by her peers at the newspaper with special merit awards at the annual Mark E. Pterson Banquet. More recently she was assignment editor and special project editors. She was on leave as associate city editor at the time of her death. Mrs. Wade was particularly proud of her service as a Girl Scout Brownie leader during the past three years.
She is survived by her husband, Bob; daughter, Katie; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow J. taylor, Centerville; sister, Linda Taylor, Salt Lake City; grandmother, Della Whitehead, Grace, Idaho; many dear aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws.
She will also dearly miss the friends who have stood with her, including those at Holladay United Church of Christ and the Deseret News.
Memorial services will be held February 13, 1991, at 3:30 p.m. at Holladay United Church of Christ, 2631 East Murray-Holladay Road, Salt Lake City. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that donations be given the the Pam Wade Scholarship Fund, proceeds from which will go to a worthy Utah
State University student pursuing a career in journalism. Donations may be sent to Pam Wade Scholarship Fund, P.O. BOX 21702, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84121. Funeral directors: Wasatch Lawn Mortuary.
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