Kay Diane Shade made her final canoe ride across the great water Oct. 24, 2012. She is survived by her daughter Christy Anne Tippery, her parents Bob and Arlene Shade, sister and brother in law Laurie Shade-Neff and Dean Neff and their sons Luke, Paul, and Ian Neff her nephews, and by many loving cousins and friends. Kay was a lover of the wilderness and of all cultures that honor the earth, especially the Lakota of South Dakota. She will be missed by all who knew her and had a chance to ride a bit in her canoe. Kay asks to be honored with simple donations to the Las Cruces chapter of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, 275 North Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, NM 88001.