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Evelyn Wade

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Wade, Evelyn Marie

Evelyn Marie Heinrich Wade, age 95, died peacefully following a stroke July 24, 2016 at her residence in Austin, Texas surrounded by her family. She was born September 5, 1920 to Annie Marie Blaschke and Ludwig Heinrich and raised in the close-knit German community of High Hill, Texas, near Schulenburg.

She met her future husband, George E. Wade, Jr. at a dance hall in LaGrange, Texas near where he was stationed following WWII. She knew he was the love of her life when he proposed by sending her a one-way bus ticket to his farm in Hagerman, New Mexico. They married May 24, 1946 in Roswell, New Mexico and enjoyed 56 years together until his death in 2002.

Evelyn loved being a homemaker. She and George raised their three daughters in Carlsbad, New Mexico, then lived in El Paso and Lubbock before settling in Albuquerque in 1982. There, Evelyn doted on her grandchildren and her dog, Elvis, cooked fabulous meals and became a consummate duplicate bridge player and beloved member of the Duke City Bridge Club for over 20 years.

She moved to Austin, Texas in 2010 and lived an active life enjoying her extended family and beloved cat, Butterscotch. Her family is grateful for the loving and attentive care she received as a resident at Brookdale NW Hills assisted living the past 3½ years.

She is survived by her daughters Susanna Busico of Austin, Texas, Brenda Moore of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Karen Dealy and her husband, David, of Dallas, Texas. She has seven grandchildren: Kristi Busico Metzger, Jenny Busico Fleming, Katherine Childress, Henry Kirk Childress (deceased), Robin Moore, Mary Margaret Moore and Russell Moore and nine great-grandchildren. Everyone of them were special and "so beautiful" to her.

A celebration of her life is planned September 4, 2016 in Albuquerque. Her ashes will be interred in Santa Fe National Cemetery alongside her husband, George.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 7, 2016
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