Thursday, June 24, 2010


Life at our home the past 5 months has been crazy. Soon after my last post of McCrae being 7 months we found out that Gregs mom had breast cancer which had spread to her brain. Talk about a whirlwind of craziness in those few months that we had left with her. Two weeks after her diagnose we were rushing her to Provo where she had brain and breast surgery. She was up north for about 2 months which meant lots of time traveling back and forth and lots of time spent in the hospital. We were able to bring her back to Fillmore where she spent her last month in the hospital here. She passed away May 24th with her family by her side. What can I say except that I don't think its fair that things like this have to happen....I know she is in a better place but we aren't with her and I think my heart hurts so bad having her gone but I can't imagine what Greg must feel. It hurts when I think that my little boy won't have memories of her. I pray that we remember to tell him things to keep her memory always with us.

I have an amazing mom and two sisters, and great friends who were always there to either tend or just listen to me talk about the things that were happening. Thanks to all those who supported us through this.

We will always love you Grandma Sandy...

Sandra Bennett Wade , age 63 passed from this mortal life to return to her heavenly home and be by the side of her dad Carl, on May 24, 2010 in the Fillmore Community Hospital with her devoted family close by her side. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and malignant brain tumors, Sandy fought her last five months of life as she has lived, with dignity, and the devoted love for her family.Sandy was born in Delta, Utah Dec 4 1946 to loving parents Robert Carl, and Phyllis Cook Bennett of Holden, she was the oldest of four children born to this couple. Sandy grew up helping on the farm in Holden, and was at her best when driving the tractor or truck and rolling bails of hay for her dad to load on the wagon. She attended school in Holden Elementary and was one of the members of the final classes to attend school at the Holden Elementary school up to the sixth grade before it was closed. She then attended school at Millard Junior High school and Millard High School where she graduated in May l965. After the passing of her dad Carl, she was a constant help mate for her mother Phyllis.Sandy continued her education in hair styling, graduating with her Cosmetology License from Hollywood Beauty College, Provo, Utah in 1966. During this time she was dating Richard A Wade, who she happily married on April 20, 1968 in Fillmore, Utah. She and Richard were blessed with a daughter, and four sons, who kept their home busy with excitement, noise and fun as they were growing up. Their home was one where all the kids and grandkids would come to hang out, her door was always open to friends and neighbors, and anyone who needed a word of encouragement and a friendly smile on her beautiful face.Sandy continued her line of work in Cosmetology working at Dawn’s Beauty Salon, for Dawn Crosland, and then at the Beauty Bar employed by Linda Warner. She became very good friends with her work associates, and the patrons she served. As her kids grew up over the years she was a very loyal, vocal and dedicated fan of Millard High School athletics and drill team programs. She faithfully followed the teams as her kids participated, and later on in life as her grandchildren excelled in the areas of participation they entered.Sandy dedicated her life to serving others, and is loved by all with who she came in contact. She served faithfully and diligently in her callings in the LDS church in almost every woman’s organization. At the time of her passing she was serving as secretary in the Fillmore Stake Relief Society, having a great love for all of those she was able to serve with in any capacity. Her greatest love and calling was serving 34 years in the Boy Scout program, she was nominated and awarded the Silver Beaver Award in 1996, in Provo, Utah for her service and dedication to the scouting program. She was the District advancement leader, Cub Scout and Den Leader, Member of the Round Table Commission, and District Scouting Commission. During these years she was instrumental in helping countless young men earn their Eagle Scout. This through her constant encouragement and guidance through the program of Scouting for these young menSandy and her mother-in-law Elma Wade were constant companions through life regardless of Sandy and Richard’s divorce. She and Elma were always going to get their Diet Coke at one time or another.She is currently survived by her children, Cheryle (Kraig) Payne, Meadow, Utah, Brian (ShaRee) Wade Holden, Utah, Jeff Wade, Salt Lake City, Utah, Trevor (Monica) Wade, Fillmore ,Utah, Greg (Jamie) Wade, Holden, Utah, and 12 wonderful grandchildren.Also survived by her Mother Phyllis Cook Bennett Holden, Utah, sister Janet (Richard) Robins Fillmore, Utah, brothers Rick (Madalyn )Bennett Holden, Utah, Steve (Denise)Bennett, Spanish Fork, Utah, and many uncles, aunts and cousins.Funeral services will be held Saturday May 29,2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fillmore 2nd Ward Chapel (Stake Center) 21st South 300 West Fillmore, Utah. Viewings will also be held at the same location Friday evening from 06:00-08:00 p.m. and 09:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in Holden Town Cemetery. Online condolences at