Wade Robert Abuan Sr.

April 24, 1961June 16, 2012

Wade Robert Abuan Sr.

Wade Robert Abuan Sr., 51 of Tulalip passed away peacefully June 16, 2012 at home.

He was born April 24, 1961 in Anchorage, Alaska and was raised In Tacoma, Wa. He married Bernadette Hayes in 1989 and lived in Tulalip, Washington for the past 18 years.

He is survived by his wife Bernadette; his children, Wayne and Kevin Beach; Daniel Williams, Wade Jr., Neil Abuan, Margaret Abuan, Alice Abuan; and his known brothers the Jones. He also leaves aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and other friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Victoria Russell, and his niece, Sophia Solomon. He loved fishing. He worked for the Utilities & Ground Maintenance. He was a flagger at Boom City. He loved his people. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held Wednesday at 12 Noon at Schaefer-Shipman with the Interfaith Service at 6 PM at Merle Hayes Jr’s Home. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10 AM at the Tulalip Tribal Gym with burial following at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 20, 2012
  • Interfaith Service Wednesday, June 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wade Robert Abuan Sr.

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The Enick's

June 21, 2012

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

Muffy Ordonia

June 21, 2012

My prayers are with you sorry for your lost

Carlotta Davis

June 21, 2012

My Condolence goes out to Bernie and the Kids and Family....

Audrey Charles

June 20, 2012

My condulences go out to the family, Wade was a wonderful person to work with here at Utilities he always had us laughing never a dull moment when Wade was in the room especially when we would have our morning meetings. My family would like to send prayers to the family for this is never easy losing a loved one. wade will be greatly missed by all of us.

leland jonessr

June 20, 2012

going to miss you brother,you were a stright up people,the brothers and sisters know what that means,and there are a few of them brother until we meet agin i want to thank you for sharing a part of your time with our family,here on mother earth,have the sweat ready for4 when we meet agin bro,love the joneses.