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Memorial service for Hilda M. Wade

A memorial service for Hilda Margaret Wade will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, on what would have been her 100th birthday, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave. in Menlo Park. Ms. Wade died Sept. 5 at age 99.

Hilda Margaret Wiemers was born on a farm in Poole, Nebraska. At age 20, she left the farm and moved to Kearney, Nebraska, where she met her future husband, Merlin. Together, they traveled to California and were married in 1934 in Redwood City.

In 1936, she with her husband, Merlin, and son, Norman, moved to College Avenue in Menlo Park, where she lived until her death.

The Wades joined eight other families in forming Bethany Lutheran Church in Menlo Park in 1950. Ms. Wade was very active in the church, holding many positions, including serving as president of the Mary Martha Guild.

She is survived by her son, Norman; sister Viola of Kearny, Nebraska; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church.


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