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James ‘Wade’ Orchard obituary

Posted: Monday, Feb 11th, 2013

ATASCADERO — James “Wade” Orchard of Atascadero died on Nov. 24, 2012, in Templeton.

Wade will be remembered by many as a genuine cowboy and a true gentleman. He assumed the role as a father figure, shaping and mentoring many in his lifetime. He was a world-class roper, winning many team roping championships. Wade was a member of the original RCA rodeo team and was regarded as a superior horseman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jo Orchard.

Wade is survived by his sister, Margaret Orchard; children, William and Susan Orchard; grandchildren, Wade and Shalena; niece, Erin Waymire (Paul); goddaughter, Melissa “Missy” Winnaman; and loving family members, J. Pat Larkin, T.J. Long, Lacy Bandelin, Jonathan, Avery and Sidney Waymire.

Wade will be missed by the many people that he touched on his trail of life. “We will miss you, partner.”

For the complete article see the 11-30-2012 issue.

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