Wade Beckmann Auld
September 22, 1940 – August 18, 2019
Wade Beckmann Auld, of Anchorage, Alaska, died at home on Sunday, August 18, 2019 of pancreatic cancer.
Wade grew up in South St. Louis City attending Roosevelt High School before earning an engineering degree from the University of Missouri - Rolla (now "Missouri S & T"). As an Engineer, Wade came to Alaska in the mid-seventies with Gulf Interstate to build the Trans Alaska Pipeline. Since then he has been involved in many of Alaska’s major projects. For fifteen years Wade has been an integral member of the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron critical in sustaining facilities and infrastructure at Eareckson Air Station Shemya, and also thirteen other long range radar sites throughout Alaska as the primary engineer. To honor Wade for his years of devoted service, plaques will be affixed to two of Wade’s favorite rooms. His room, “Wade Auld Suite”, and the rec room “Governors Lounge” as he was affectionately called Governor of Shemya. Other awards include Meritorious Civilian Award July 2019 and in honor of Wade a US Nat’l Ensign Flag was flown over Eareckson Air Station and presented to Wade.
Wade spent all of his free time outdoors fishing, hunting and skiing.
In loving memory, Wade is survived by his wife Sue; his sons, Wade III and Greg; his step daughters, Ursula, Dorothy, and Brandi; a son in law Kevin and 5 grandchildren. His family and friends will dearly miss his big smile and welcoming personality
Services in Anchorage; a celebration of life will be held Friday, August 23, 2019 from 12 to 3pm at Heritage Chapel at Angelus 440 E Klatt Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99515, www.legacyalaska.com .
Services in St. Louis; Visitation and Reception, on Fri., September 6, from 10 am to 12 noon, at Kriegshauser West, 9450 Olive Blvd., 63132. Then to St. Paul’s Churchyard, 7600 S. Rock Hill Rd. for interment.
- Wade Auld, Father (deceased)
- Sadie Auld, Mother (deceased)
- Sue Paterson Auld, Wife
- Wade B. Auld III, Son
- Greg Auld, Son
- Step daughters, Ursula, Dorothy, and Brandi; a son in law Kevin; and 5 grandchildren.
- Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
- Visitation and Reception Friday, September 6, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, September 6, 2019
Wade Beckmann Auld
September 5, 2019
Loved when Wade would visit my parents in St. Louis because he always was larger than life with excitement and great stories. My condolances to his family and friend.