Wally left this earth on May 4, 2022. He was born in Vallejo, California, and was a California Bay Area resident for most of his life. He started playing drums as a small child and played in several bands with his older brother, Richard. They played for many years in and around the Bay Area at clubs and private events. He worked for a painting company for several years, then went on to work many years doing landscape maintenance for a large Bay Area golf and country club.
As his health started to decline, he moved to Georgetown, California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains where he lived for more than 20 years. He loved the mountains, fishing, and enjoyed woodcarving. As his health declined further, he moved to Moab and lived out his last three years of life with his sister, Juanita Laurencis, and her husband, Chuck. Wally was loved by all and leaves behind many heartbroken family and friends.
Wally is survived by his daughter, Heather; his granddaughter, Olivia; his sisters, Vickie, Donna, Deb, and Juanita (Nita); his brother, Barry; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Hugo V. Dade; his mother, Genevieve H. Dade; and his brother, Richard E. Dade.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date with family and friends in California. You may send condolences to the family at www.spanishvalleymortuary.com.