Gloria Mae Fruge Wade, 91, passed away peacefully on, March 18, 2020, in Harbor Hospice Harbor House of Beaumont, Texas.
Gloria was born in Arnaudville, LA to Edward Fruge and Zula Guilbeau Alleman.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gareld (Jerry) Delbert Wade, former son-in-law Jimmy Fetters, sister Sylvia Moran, niece Debra Leger’ Dean, and brothers in law, Glen Moran, Larry Leger, Jim Ravencraft and Al LeBlanc.
She is survived by her two daughters, Carol Susan Wade Morgan and Cindy Wade Idom, and son in laws James Ronnie Idom and Harold Morgan. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Louella Theresa Ravencraft and Mildred Marie Leger Leblanc, 4 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren in addition to a niece, Sherry Lester (Tommy) and nephews Larry Dane Leger'(Lucy) and Lonnie Dale Leger and their children.
Gloria was proud of and dearly loved her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren Troy Wade Idom, Monroe, LA, Melanie Leigh Idom Wascom (Howard) Baton Rouge, LA, Tyler William Idom (Amy) West Monroe, LA, and Rachael Elizabeth Idom Tumminello (Michael) Baton Rouge, LA.
Great Grandchildren: Hunter Cade Wascom, Cade Joseph Burton, Troy Wade Idom II, Destiny Idom, Macy Leigh Wascom, Tristan Wesley Idom, Reis Charles Wascom, Phalyn Alexandra Welch (Idom), Sofia Mae Tumminello, Lillian Rose Idom, Thaxton Michael and Vincent James Tumminello (twins), and Luca Dominic Tumminello.
Gloria was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange, Texas. Before retirement, Gloria worked as a case worker and supervisor with the Texas Dept. of Health and Human Services for 27 years. She and her husband Jerry enjoyed socializing with a square-dancing group that gathered most every weekend where Jerry was often the caller during the dances. She also enjoyed sewing and creating jewelry. They spent many enjoyable weekends at Toledo Bend Lake with their dear friends, Earl and Barbara Kelley.
Gloria was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and was always patriotic. She loved the outdoors, enjoyed working in her yard and visiting with her friends and neighbors!
Special thanks goes to Montebello Home Care and Harbor Hospice of Beaumont for her loving care and assistance during the past few years. Also, special heartfelt thanks goes to Lennie Benoit, her special friend.
A private family service with burial to follow at Autumn Oaks Cemetery will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. She will rest eternally adjacent to her husband Gareld (Jerry).
Pallbearers: Larry Leger, Lonnie Leger, Tommy Lester, Rusty McDonald, Troy Idom, and Tyler Idom.
Officiant: Rev. Sinclair K. Oubre, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Orange, TX.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Harbor Hospice Foundation in Beaumont at P.O. Box 21463, Beaumont, TX 77720 or for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange at 4300 Meeks Dr., Orange, TX 77632.