Loa, Utah - Our kind and beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Wade Allred Grundy, age 89, passed away December 11, 2012 in Loa, the day before his 90th birthday. Wade was born December 12, 1922 in Loa, Utah, a son of William Jefferson and Nora Jennett Allred Grundy. He grew up in Loa, and attended school until the eighth grade, when he left for work in the CC Camp.
On July 7, 1943 at the age of eighteen, he was drafted to fight in WW2. During the war he drove a truck in Normandy, and throughout Northern France.
Wade married Owona Brown April 21, 1947 in Loa. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, September 11, 1959. She died February 2, 2009.
Wade was a member of the LDS church where he served as a secretary in the Elders Quorum, and a scout leader. He was also a member of the American Legion.
Wade loved his family, and enjoyed spending time with them. He made folding wood fences for his great grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his sons and grandsons. He loved his girls, and all of his grandchildren and great grand children very much.
He is survived by his sons: Charles Wayne and Jeraldine Grundy of Annabella; Douglas Jay and Garaldean Grundy of Loa; Steven Wade and Ileene Grundy of Monroe; Scott Lavar and Melanie Grundy of Lyman; his sister in law: Lois Brown Parsons of Central Valley; 30 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren plus three on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife; two sons: Devon Grundy and Clive D. Grundy; two grandsons: Wayne Jr. Grundy and Charles Don “Chuck” Grundy; his brother and sister in law Farl and Helen Grundy; his sister Bonnie Grundy.
Funeral service will be Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 1:00PM in the Loa LDS Stake Center, 20 South 100 West in Loa. Friends may call for viewing Friday evening from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 260 North 400 West in Richfield, or Saturday morning from 11:00AM to 12:30PM prior to services at the Loa Stake Center.
Burial with military honors accorded by the Harold Brown American Legion Post #92 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Loa Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield, and Salina, Utah.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Stonehenge, Serenity Springs, and Gunnison Valley Home Health and Hospice, for the kindness and excellent care Wade received.