Dorothy Louise Phelps Wade passed on August 4, 2017 in Lake Oswego, OR due to complications from a stroke June 19. She was born July 23, 1929 to Clifford and Hattie Phelps and spent her childhood in the Beaver Creek area. Due to family circumstances, she later lived and graduated from Milwaukie High School 1947.
Dorothy met her husband J D Wade while working in Newport. They later married in January, 1951. They raised their family in Toledo and was a long time member of St John’s Episcopal Church and active in the Altar Guild. Dorothy was known for her kind heart and quick wit.
After her health began to fail, she spent her last year at Angela’s Care Home in Lake Oswego. She is predeceased by her brothers Robert, Kenneth, Louis, and Arthur and sister Mildred. Dorothy is survived by her husband, daughters Terry Wade of Portland, Penni and Peter Mellon of West Linn; sons Jeffrey of Portland and Jon of Toledo; grandchildren Joe Mellon of Newport Beach, CA and Catherine and Jeff Stover of West Linn; and great grandchildren Sydney and Luke Stover of West Linn along with numerous nieces and nephews throughout the state of Oregon.
The family wishes to especially thank Angela, Ninel and son John Gorgan for their loving and tender care provided during this final year. They have been an additional support to her family.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be published at a later date.