Our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend Wade Wardrop died at his home Oct. 14, 2018.
He was born Oct. 21, 1950, to Calvin Wardrop and Dorothy Olson in Murray, Utah. They later moved to Holladay, Utah where he attended Olympus High School. He met the girl who would become his wife, Vicki Jones, there. They dated four years and were married Aug. 28, 1970.
He attended the University of Utah then transferred to Utah State University where he received his bachelor’s degree. In 1975 he and Vicki moved to St. George, Utah, where he taught woodshop at Dixie High School.
After eight years he opened his own business, Wardrop Cabinets. He had the opportunity to be a part of the tremendous growth of our area and was proud that many of his students went on to be successful in the construction business as well.
From a very young age Wade was always busy with many hobbies. He started out raising pigs and chickens in Murray with Sid Godfrey. This led to many
projects – raising doves, racing pigeons, rabbits, lizards, snakes, the mice to feed them and a deep involvement in entomology. He loved to fish
and hunt. A trip to Sun Valley, Idaho, introduced him to fly fishing. He loved it and he began to study the bugs and tie his own flies.
After selling the cabinet shop in 2014 he was restless and found himself interested in quilt-making. He approached it like all previous interests –
500 percent in. His skill increased and he has made countless beautiful quilts for family and friends. As a member of the Dixie Quilt Guild he was part
of the Philanthropy Group. His quilts are being enjoyed by many in our community. This has brought him many special friends as well.
Wade was fortunate to have wonderful friends including a group of local businessmen who had lunch five days a week for 30 years. Membership in
the St. George Lions Club brought more friendships that have continued to this day.
Wade was able to attend lunch with his friends, meet with his quilting group and have a reunion with his brothers in the weeks prior to his
Wade is survived by his wife, Vicki (Babe), daughter Tracy (T-Babe), Scott (Bud), daughter-in-law Melissa (Melbaby), granddaughter Evy and grandson
Caleb, brothers Todd (Brooke), Brett (Cathy), and Lane, all in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Chad (Alina) in Florida, sisters-in-law Nina (Kevin) and
Barb also in Salt Lake City and many nieces and nephews, and loving dog Max. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, nephew Tyson Wardrop and sister-in-law Polly Wardrop. Wade was extremely proud of the wonderful, loving people his children have become.
Life was never boring with Wade. His favorite saying was “the rules don’t apply to me.” He and Vicki have had many adventures and lots of fun. It’s
been quite the ride!
Vicki and the family wish to express love and gratitude to their friends and family, the wonderful nurses and aides at the hospital and in hospice, and the many doctors who took such great care of him over the years.
Wade was a supporter of those in recovery. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations that will be given to our area fellowship of Narcotics
Per Wade’s request, he will be cremated. He did not want formal services, so please join us at an open house at his home (3684 S 1470 W, Bloomington) Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2-4 p.m. Wade wants it to be a casual, fun time. For those who are so inclined he would like you to
At a later date the family will be taking Wade to his final resting place, Antimony Creek, Utah, where he loved to camp and fish with his family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Serenity Funeral Home, 435-986-2085.
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