Laura Bade
1930 - 2020
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Laura Bade

Laura, age 89, passed away peacefully in her home in Renton on January 12, 2020. Born May 10, 1930 in Hays, Montana (Fort Belknap Indian Community) to John P. McMeel and Rosalie Gardipee. Her family moved to Seattle, where she met and married Robert Bade in 1948 and worked for Frederick & Nelson department store. She was a long time member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Seattle where she sang in the choir, worked with their social action group, and helped in the local soup kitchen. She co-founded a co-op for disadvantaged women and worked to help them better themselves and their families. Laura was an avid gardener whose love for the earth and all living things was evident in her beautiful yard and vegetable garden whose harvest she shared with friends, neighbors, and the local food bank.

Laura is preceded in death by her husband and 9 brothers and sisters and is survived by her daughter Juanita (Bade) Cooper, son Kurt Bade, sister Jean Smith, 4 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral mass will be Monday,

January 27 at 11:00 a.m. at

St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Renton.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 26, 2020.
Funeral Mass
11:00 AM
St. Anthony's Catholic Church
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January 28, 2020
Dear Jean and Family,
On behalf of all our Sisters, especially those who taught at Immaculate and loved that special place so much, we extend our prayerful sympathy to all your family and friends. May her new way of living in God's presence bring great peace and joy to her, and may you experience her nearness often.
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
January 26, 2020
I wish I could be there in person to light a candle, but she and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cherie DeChaineau
January 26, 2020
Laura's daughter, Juanita, and I were best friends in grade school, and I spent any hours in their home. I have fond memories of Mrs.Bade, who always had a smile on her face and treated me like family.
Cherie Cherie
January 26, 2020
Laura's daughter Juanita and I were best friends, almost like sisters,in grade school, and I spent many hours at their home.I have fond memories of Mrs.Bade, who always seemed to have a smile on her face and treated me like family.
Cherie DeChaineau
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