DALLAS RICHARD WADE

Born: Mon., Sep. 15, 1947
Died: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017


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Dallas Richard Wade, 69, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his home in Wheatland, Wyoming of natural causes.
Dallas Wade was born September 15, 1947 in Nebraska City, Nebraska the son of Marivin and Dorothy (Rauth) Wade.  He bantered back and forth with his two younger brothers Tim and Gary Wade.  He was raised in Weeping Water, Nebraska where he graduated in 1965.  He later attended the University of Nebraska where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering degree in 1970.  A year later he wed his lovely wife Gloria Jean Dietz in Mandan, North Dakota.  
Over the next ten years he welcomed a son, Mark R. Wade and a daughter, Michelle L. Wade while working as a field service engineer for Babcock & Wilcox Company.
In 1976, Dallas started working for Basin Electric Power Cooperative as an Assistant Plant Manager (Leland Olds Station) and then moved to Wheatland, Wyoming in 1978.  From 1978 to 2007 Dallas worked as a Plant Manager of the Laramie River Station.  His passion and enthusiasm for his job made it seem as though it wasn’t work.  He proudly retired from Laramie River Station in 2007.
After retirement he continued to enjoy the little simple things in life, his loving wife, children, and grandchildren.  He spent his days traveling, golfing, hunting, fishing, woodworking, and tending to odds and ends around the house.
Anyone that knew Dallas knew he was a loyal, kind-hearted, determined, intellectual man who didn’t settle for anything but perfection.
This loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend leaves behind his wife, Gloria Wade; children, Mark Wade and Michelle Bennett; four grandchildren, Jamie Williams, Caden Wade, Reese Bennett, and Brady Bennett; two great grandchildren, Arianna and Rowley William; son-in-law, Greg Bennett, sister-in-law, Deetsy Wade; grandson-in-law, Rob Williams; and his dog, Bailey.
A memorial to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22202 would be appreciated by the family.
There will be no services for Dallas Wade at this time.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com

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John & Edna Hamrick
   Posted Thu August 31, 2017
Gloria, Mark and Michelle, Our heartfelt sympathy for you at this time. Dallas was a great guy and we feel your loss. We will be praying for comfort and strength for you and your families in the days ahead. May God bless you.

Michelle Byers Sosa
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017
Gloria, I am so sorry to hear about Dallas. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Michelle

Jim and Vicki Taylor
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017
Gloria w are so saddened by your loss. Dallas was one of the strongest people we have ever known. We will miss his positive attitude. May God bless you all.

Steve & Pat Mitchell
   Posted Tue September 05, 2017
We have missed you as neighbors down the street and fondly remember Dallas walking his dog each evening. As He always is, may you feel God's presence in this sad time.

Marlene & Jerry Bowen
   Posted Wed September 06, 2017
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences, prayers and thoughts to the family.

(Working with Dallas was an honor and I always had great respect for him. He was always professional and very willing to help solve situations and never raised his voice. It would always bring a smile to his face if I had the opportunity to ask him about his dogs. He will be greatly missed. - (Marlene)

Jerry & Marlene


Adele (Bentley) Silva
   Posted Fri September 08, 2017
Gloria, am so terribly sorry to hear of Dallas' passing. He was a great boss - one of a kind and so respected by everyone! I know he will be missed by all. Always friendly, kind and caring.

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