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Millicent "Millie" Wade

April 14, 1940 — November 25, 2023



Millicent “Millie” Wade

Our beloved Mother, Sister, Aunt and friend, passed away peacefully on November 25 th, 2023
with her son, Frederick and nieces by her side. She lived in Mesquite, Nevada. She had recently
been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and spent the past, nearly 3 months, at Highland
Manor Nursing Home.
Millie was 83 years old at the time of her passing. She was born in Richfield, Utah on April 14,
1940 to her parents Ellis Maycock “Red” Wade and Bernice Washburn Wade, of Monroe Utah.
She loved her parents very much. She was the middle child of three children. She lived in their
family home, in Monroe, until she left to pursue her degree in Science and Physical Education,
from Utah State University.
Millie taught school for many years in Las Vegas, Nevada. She also was a beautiful seamstress
and did all of the alterations at ZCMI for many years.
Millie had a beautiful singing voice and performed in many musicals and talent shows.
She would often sit at her piano and sing or invite others to sing along with her.
One of her very favorite memories was meeting John Wayne, on set, in Southern Utah. She
thought he was absolutely perfect. She dedicated an entire room, in her home, to John Wayne.
She married Fred Olford and together they had one son, Frederick. They later divorced.
Millie met and married John Paul in the SLC on March 12 th , 1977. John adopted Frederick and
he was sealed to them to be an eternal family.
Millie hated snow, but loved the hot heat in Nevada. She wanted to be where she didn’t have
to worry about snow covered roads to drive and walk on.
Millie had one son, Frederick Ellis Paul. When Frederick was 9 years old he had a devastating
accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury. Millie devoted everything she possibly could
to raise Frederick and teach him everything that he had to relearn after his accident. She was
truly a wonderful mother.
She is preceded in death by her husband, her father and mother, her grandparents as well as
her brother in law. She was also preceded in death by John Wayne, her secret true love!
She is survived by her son Frederick, Her sister Priscilla Haslam and brother, Richard “Dick”
Wade. She is also survived by 3 nieces and 6 nephews.
There will be a family Graveside service in Monroe, Utah in the spring.
A special thanks to the staff at Highland Manor as well as the Hospice team that took such
wonderful care of her. We will love and appreciate you forever.

Millie, you will be missed, but never forgotten.

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