1930 ~ 2013
Edward Goldade, 82, died peacefully at his home following a brief illness.
He leaves his wife of 59 years, Patricia Goldade, his six daughters (Tina Weathermon, Tami Porter, Teri Montgomery, Traci Trefaller-Smith, Toni Smith and Tricia Lewis) and two sons (Tim and Todd Goldade) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Ed also had many friends and business associates whose lives he touched forever.
He was born in Mandan, North Dakota and raised in Burbank, Washington. Ed and Pat moved to Boise in 1954 after they were married, and this has been their permanent home since then.
In his early years, Ed did all of the chores on his family farm since he was the only son, and his parents didn't want his sisters to do farm work outside. He had a work ethic like no other. Upon graduation from Columbia High School, he worked at a service station in Pasco, WA, until he was drafted into the service and performed his tour of duty from 1951-1953 in Seoul, Korea, during the Korean War.
After serving with the Army, Ed was hired at Western Bearings. He started in the warehouse and worked his way tirelessly up the ranks for many years, until he was promoted to Regional Vice President in his 40's. He not only took immense pride in his job but truly relished the friends he made during his career. He retired in 1989, and then the fun began! Anyone who knew Ed will probably remember him behind the wheel of his motor home, in his fishing boat or out in the garage working on one of his amazing woodworking projects. He loved being outdoors.
As the father of eight children, he was a father beyond compare. By his example, he taught his family to be honest, caring and compassionate individuals. He always had time to listen whenever needed, and never gave advice unless asked for it. He had so many funny stories, and loved to joke with everyone he met. The void that will be felt by his absence will be without end.
A Rosary will be held Sunday, June 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Boise, where Ed and Pat have been proud members since 1954. The funeral Mass will take place on Monday, June 24th, at 12:30 p.m. at the Church. A graveside devotion, with military honors, will follow at Veteran's Cemetery. The family invites you to join them in a celebration of Ed's life at Eagle Hills Golf Course afterwards.
Charitable contributions can be made in Ed's name to St. Mary's Food Bank or the charitable organization of your choice.
Pat Goldade and her family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to Nurse Erica and the staff at Harrison's Hope for their compassionate care of Ed during the final weeks of his life.
To share memories with the family please visit Edward's memorial webpage at www.cloverdalefuneralhome.com
Published in Idaho Statesman on June 19, 2013