[Photo courtesy of Spanish Valley Mortuary]

Byron “Wade” Tangreen passed away in comfort on January 23, 2017. Wade was born, the youngest of seven children, to Ruby and Clarence Tangreen. He graduated in 1962, and later that year married Connie Marsing. To this union were born four children – Brenda, Michael, Beverly Kim and Jeremiah. He lived most of his life in and around Moab, until after they divorced in 1978.

Later, Wade was married to Sandi Tangreen for nearly 10 years. They often traveled between Worden, Montana; La Sal and Summit Utah; and Bagdad, Arizona, picking up grandchildren in Arizona and Utah to spend time in Montana, and then returning them to their homes. And although they did divorce, Sandi continues to play a big part in the lives of his children and grandchildren, who will ever be thankful that he brought her into their lives.

Wade is currently married to Nubia Tangreen, who is from Colombia. They met and courted online, and were married in Colombia on Wade’s second visit there. When Nubia joined Wade’s family; she brought two wonderful children with her: daughter, Angelica and son, Sebastian. Nubia has taken very good care of Wade up to the very end.

Wade was preceded in death by his father and mother, brothers Andrew and Doug, and sisters Dixie Leech and Lenore McCoy. Also, by his daughter Kim and her husband Joey Mitchell, and cherished grandson, Marcus Martineau.

Wade is survived by his wife Nubia, and Angelica and Sebastian; brother Kay and sister Evalou Wright; his children: Brenda Martineau and her children Maranda Tilley, Mandy Smouse, Makai, and Matea Wilmarth; his son Michael with his children Heather, Michelle and Christopher; and son Jeramiah. He is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Wade lived a good life in spite of suffering much pain over the last 40 years. May he now Rest In Peace until we all meet again.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 27, at 11 a.m. at the Moab LDS 400 North Chapel, with a viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Grand Valley Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.