Dora  Fields Wade
Dora Fields Wade, formerly of Commerce, died September 24, 2019, in Corpus Christi. Services are to be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Commerce on Friday, October 4, with a Rosary at 11 a.m. and a Memorial Mass at 11:30 a.m. Reception will follow in the Parish Hall. A private interment of ashes will be held in Corpus Christi.
Dora was born November 25, 1934, in Yeaddiss, KY, but grew up in Petersburg, VA. She graduated from Petersburg High School in 1952 and later earned a BS (1980) and MBA (1982) from East Texas State University, now Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Before moving to Texas, Dora was active in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. She resided in Greenville from 1967-1979, and was active in a number of civic activities including serving as a Girl Scout leader and a YMCA board member. She was a certified Water Safety Instructor and taught swimming as a volunteer for the YMCA and the American Red Cross. While living in Greenville, she was involved in church activities and was an Elder in Grace Presbyterian Church.
She married Harry E. Wade on March 11, 1979, and moved to Commerce. After moving to Commerce, Mrs. Wade was employed at Texas A&M University-Commerce as Assistant to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She also taught in The New Center for Learning and Freshmen Success programs. While employed at TAMU-C, she received two Faculty Senate Professional Achievement Awards. She retired from the university January 31, 2000.
Mrs. Wade was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Commerce and was a Eucharistic Minister. She also was active in the Greenville Entertainment Series and the Dallas Symphony Series in Greenville, as well as the Northeast Texas Branch of the International Wine & Food Society, serving seven terms as its Secretary and National Contact person. She previously was active in United Way of Commerce and was on the board of the University Christian Center and an officer in the Commerce Chapter of the American Association of University Women.
Dora is survived by her husband, Harry, of Corpus Christi; four children: Ronnie Holt of Winston-Salem, NC; Mary Holt of Stevenson Ranch, CA; Cathy Holt Hart of Corpus Christi, TX; and John Wade of Lawrence, KS; four granddaughters; and her brother, Clarence Fields of Sutherland, VA. Her parents, Kelly Fields and Judy Lewis, as well as her sisters, Nora Cannon and Margaret Milroy, preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, the History Department of Texas A&M University-Commerce, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or the charity of your choice.
Published on September 26, 2019


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Vicki and Jerry Davis
Oct 19, 2019
We will never forget the good times with Dora and a Harry especially our trip to Central Europe. God bless and give you peace. Vicki and Jerry
Laurie McClurg
Oct 03, 2019
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