Grant County, New Mexico
OBITUARY - WILDA C. (WADE) HARSH
Wilda C. HARSH, 69, passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. HARSH was born September 18, 1922, in
Snyder, Texas, to Nary and Princess (BURTON) WADE. She graduated from Quemado High School as the salutatorian of the
Class of 1940. Mrs. Harsh worked in the general store in Mogollon in the early 1940s, where she met her future
husband, Ike. They were married in Silver City on March 2, 1942.
She worked as a riveter in the Douglas Aircraft
Factory in Long Beach, Calif., during World War II. She was a homemaker who enjoyed grdening and canned what she
grew. She sewed for her family and enjoyed crocheting. She loved animals. She raised two baby possums that her dogs
brought to her when on a farm in Arkansas.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ike HARSH of Silver City; her
children, Rowena and Larry TATE of Silver City; Bessie and Fred HARDT of Rockford, Ill.; and Eddie and Leila HARSH
of Boise, Idaho; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Those locally include Roy, Rose, Marrissa, Myra, Roy
Aaron and Miranda TATE of Playas, and Tyra, Paul and Starr Ann MOORE and Tayna TATE of Silver City. Other survivors
are her sister and brother-in-law, Loreta and Nick NICHOLS of Las Cruces; her sister-in-law, Joan WADE of Harrison,
Ark., and her nieces and nephews, Jimmy, Donna, Brenda and Hemmy, Marlene and Gary and their family, and James, Gail
and family. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Raymond A. WADE, and her grandson, Loy TATE.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Indian Hills Baptist Church at Little Walnut Road and Cain Drive.
Mrs. HARSH was a member of that church. The Rev. Dan GRINDSTOFF will officiate. Interment will follow in Memory Lane
Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, 210 W. College Ave., Tuesday
from 5 until 7 p.m. Pallbearers are Larry TATE, Roy TATE, Rick QUINONEZ, Steve BLANTON, Doug SCOGGINS and David
STRAIN. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2009
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