Althea Consuela Thomson Wade, Mama and Mimi Althea, 86, passed peacefully from this life at her home, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 1, 2004. Born August 23, 1918, on Galveston Island, Texas, Althea was the only and beloved child of Emma and William G. Thomson. She was preceded in death by both parents and her eldest son, Curtis Penn Wade, III. Althea is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Curtis Penn Wade, Jr.; sons, Lance Thomson Wade and wife, Carol; Mark Clayton Wade and partner Paul Mendoza; daughters Suzi Elderman and husband Joe; Adrienne Wade Mendoza and husband, Bobby. Grandchildren include loving and devoted granddaughter, Stephanie Wade Colelli and husband, Craig; Kelly Wade Galbreath and husband, David; Caroline Thomson Grodzin and husband, Noah; Ashley Thomson Wade; Hollie Camille Mendoza; Robert Mendoza; Curtis Penn Wade, IV; her precious great granddaughter, Meredith Anne Colelli; and a host of relatives and friends. Sharing in her loss is her sweet terrier, Dixie. A viewing and visitation is scheduled from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Thursday, November 4th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, Galveston, Texas. Funeral Services will be 10:00 am, Friday, November 5th, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2216 Ball, Galveston, Texas, with Reverend Ron Pogue officiating. If desired, donations, in honor of Althea, may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 2216 Ball, Galveston, Texas 77550, or to the Galveston Historical Foundation, 502 20th Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 3, 2004.