Class of 2023
Allison Roberta Wade
April 26, 2005 – October 15, 2022
Allison Roberta Wade, 17, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 15, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was diagnosed with high grade glioma brain cancer on March 15, 2022. She fought valiantly for seven months as she battled cancer. Although her life was short, she lived life to the fullest. She loved her family and friends completely and always shared her sweet smile.
Allison was born on April 26, 2005, at the Stillwater Hospital to Connelly Wade and Jennie (Morris) Wade. She attended Perry Public Schools from pre-kindergarten through 10th grade. She was a member of the Perry Band where she played the alto and tenor sax in the marching band, jazz band, pep band, and concert band. She was a Perry FFA officer and learned to love public speaking contests. She was not very excited at first, but as she excelled, she began to love speaking in front of others. She was also a member of the youth group of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She excelled in the classroom as well and was a member of the National Honor Society. Allie attended Stillwater High School her junior and senior years. In Stillwater, she ventured out and tried new things like joining the Stillwater High School Bowling Team and qualified for the state tournament with the team. She was a member of FCCLA and the Native American Student Association.
Outside of school, Allie had many interests. She loved antiques and volunteered at the Yankee Dime Mercantile. Allie could spend hours in an antique store. She loved taking care of her two dogs Sparkles and Nelly and her cat Legos. She had numerous plants and named all her African violet plants. She bought a telescope so she could get a closer look at one of her favorite things – the moon. Her car was even named Luna. She loved Oklahoma State University football. Watching the Cowboys play was one of her favorite things to do and she looked forward to football season each fall. Getting to meet Coach Mike Gundy after she was diagnosed with cancer was one of her favorite days. She loved to watch K (Korean) dramas and listen to K-pop music. Her favorite K-pop group was Loona and her favorite singer was Sam Smith. When receiving her proton radiation treatments, she requested to listen to one of these two each day. Allie and her sister Eva learned the family secret of making homemade noodles for the holidays from their Grandma Mary Ann. Last Thanksgiving, Allie made sure the noodles were stirred just enough so they came out perfect.
Allie is survived by her mother, Jennie Wade, of the home; her father Connelly Wade and special friend Dora Blackman of Orlando, OK; her brother Nathan Wade of Yakima, Washington; two sisters – Karlie Hart and her husband Cardin of Oklahoma City, and Eva Wade of Stillwater. She has numerous aunts and uncles – Lowry and Dana Morris of Wichita, KS; Randy Morris of Medford, OK; Todd and Lynn Phillips of Acworth, Georgia; Rodney Morris and Dean Emmons of Portland, Oregon; and Ronnie and Lavonna Hopkins of Woodward, Ok. She has numerous cousins, extended family, and friends. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Frank and Roberta Morris, and her paternal grandparents, Sam and Mary Ann Wade.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with Father Bala officiating. Burial will be at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery following the reception. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the OSU Foundation.