Sam Anthony Sanchez, born June 1, 1975, died Jan. 20.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gino Conde; and a nephew Blaine Michael Brandon.
He is survived by his partner Ollie; mother and stepfather, Alicia and William Oliver; sisters, Darlene and husband Michael Brandon, Angel Sheffield and Patricia Castillo; grandfather, Pedro T. Sanchez; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is also survived by his loyal pet, Trixie.
A celebration of Sanchez’s life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at Lee Park. All of his friends are welcome to join his family there for the event. The location will be marked by balloons.
Timothy "Tim" Leo Wade, born Jan. 9, 1968, died Feb. 2, among family and friends in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Wade was a native of Oklahoma City, and he had lived in the Dallas area for the past 15 years. He worked here in the residential mortgage industry as a loan closer before returning recently to Oklahoma City to help his friend, Robert Painter, in opening his restaurant, working as manager of the Iguana Mexican Grill in Mexico City at the time of his death.
Wade brought joy to all his friends by bringing jello shots to the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade every year, and he had a smile that could make anyone laugh and eyes that let a person look into his soul.
Wade is survived by his parents, John and Pat Wade of Oklahoma City; his brothers, John Wade of Des Moines, Iowa and Brian Wade of Tulsa; his sister, Lisa Niles of Oklahoma City; his nieces and nephews, Amber, Adam, Samantha and Dylan; his cats, DeeDee and Virgil; and his dear friends, Ed Fajardo, Robert Painter and Jay Roberts, as well as many more friends in the Dallas and Oklahoma City areas.
A memorial service was held Feb. 7 at the Iguana Mexican Grill. Memorial contributions in his name can be made to the Other Options — Friends Food Pantry, 3005 North May Ave., Oklahoma City, Okla. 73107.
Wendy Stewart died Feb. 1 with her girlfriend Michelle at her side.
Although many people might have overlooked her because of her appearance or for some other reason, Stewart’s friends knew that one had only to look into her soul to know what a beautiful person she was. She always looked after others without a second thought. She will be sorely missed.
Stewart is survived by one aunt and her girlfriend who kept her happy for four years.
Lacey and Kacee will be holding a wake for Stewart soon because they never want her memory, her laugh or her forgotten.
Call 214-731-6452 for more information on plans for the wake.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 13, 2009.