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Obituary: Carolyn J. Wade

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1948 ~ 2003


- Carolyn Jean Evans Wade, beloved daughter, mother, wife, sister, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 10, 2003, surrounded by her loving family.

Carolyn was born March 1, 1948 in Salt Lake City, to Alden and Cleo Evans. When very young her family relocated to the Washington D.C. area where most of her childhood was spent in Fairfax, Virginia. After her graduation from high school, Carolyn eventually found her way back to the West, where she struggled for many years raising three children on her own.

Carolyn spent most of her adult life working as an executive secretary. Her most fulfilling job was working at Weber State University as the secretary to the Vice President for Student Services. She had a deep love for her co-workers, as well as the students she served.

Carolyn finally found the love of her life when she married Robert Edgar Wade on November 9, 1989. They had a sweet and loving relationship filled with joy and peace. They were sealed together for time and all eternity in the Ogden LDS Temple.

Carolyn's greatest joy in life was people. Having struggles with various illnesses for years, Carolyn had the great gift of true compassion. She was able to empathize and uplift others, bringing happiness and hope to those who had none. We all miss her ability to love and her keen sense of humor.

Carolyn had been blessed with the power of words. Her gift of poetry had touched many lives over the years, and many people with pain in their souls have been the beneficiaries of the healing balm provided by her inspired words. Carolyn had a great love of music and her talent for singing inspired and uplifted. Her worship of our Lord through music helped bring us closer to God. She often sang awe-inspiring duets with her mother.

Carolyn was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and had a deep and abiding love for the Lord Jesus Christ. Having been afflicted with numerous health problems her entire adult life, she learned patience, long-suffering and compassion. She was intensely devoted to her family, and did everything she could for them. Carolyn stood by the side of her beloved husband as he battled and ultimately succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 1997. She was also the primary care giver for her parents when they both struggled and succumbed to illness in 2001. She has been there for her children in every trial and heartache and will be sorely missed by us all.

Surviving are her children, Debbie, Shari (Omar), and Brian; her brothers, Gary, David (Chere), Michael (Cristi), and Mark (Irene).; five grandchildren and 21 nieces and nephews who all love her.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Pioneer Ward Chapel (former 4th Ward), 21st Street and Jefferson Avenue, with Bishop Darin Deem officiating.

Friends may call at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday at the Ward Chapel 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Interment, Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.

Email condolences to the family at: lom@lindquistmortuary.com