Memorial service
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
11:00 AM
Harvest Christian Fellowship
6115 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, CA
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Connie Wade

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Connie Wade Obituary
March 28, 1950 - December 24, 2018 Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, Connie stepped into eternity on December 24, 2018 at her family's home in Riverside, California. After her family moved from Texas at the age of 7, Connie grew up in Riverside. She graduated from Ramona High School in 1968, studied at Riverside City College and worked a few office jobs which she found to be quite boring. She became the first female production scheduler at Lily Tulip Cup Company before deciding to attend electrician apprentice training classes, graduating in 1977 and becoming one of the first women in the electrician trade in the state of California and a member of Riverside's International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 440. After her career as an electrician she returned to the Local 440 office in 2000, where she was Office Manager until her retirement in 2015. Connie was a master at knitting, which she also taught at some of the local knit shops. She knitted just about everything, from shoes to handbags to sweaters and more, all prized handiwork which she gave to her family and friends. Connie loved the outdoors, and was an avid mountain climber, hiker, and backpacker, trekking across Death Valley, up and down the John Muir Trail, and to the summits of Mount San Gorgonio, San Jacinto and many others. Connie was a member of Harvest Christian Fellowship, where she was a steadfast student of the Word. She had a kind, sweet and tremendously generous spirit, a lightning quick mind and a wonderfully twisted sense of humor combined with a highly contagious laugh. She will be truly missed. Connie was preceded in death by her father, Leroy, and her mother, Alice. She is survived by her brother, Terry Wade and his wife Celia; her nephews Taylor Wade and his wife Krystal, and Carson Wade; her nieces Kinsley and Alyx Wade; her cousins Carlyn McNeill Wineland, Janet Hollingworth, Pam Wade, Judy Nelson, Steve Wade, Dennis Miller, Karen Mahony, and Dean Miller; and her aunts, Betty Wade and Maxine Miller, plus many other relatives and a legion of friends. A memorial service for Connie will be held at Harvest Christian Fellowship, 6115 Arlington Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504 on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at IBEW, 1405 Spruce Street, Suite G, Riverside, CA 92507. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the IBEW Illness Committee or to Harvest Christian Fellowship.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 13, 2019
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