Herald Creighton Schade (84), born September 19, 1938 to James and Hazel Schade in Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on January 22, 2023 in Gilbert, Arizona. His life was filled with kindness and love for others. He was compassionate to all and there was nothing he would not do to help someone in need. Herald loved his wife, his own mother and siblings, his children, grandchildren, and he had a family that extended far beyond blood relations. He was a friend to all, and a grandpa and father to so many who grew to love him and accept him as their own as he did for them. Herald was known for his kind and gentle heart, his good sense of humor, and his ability to connect and interact with people. How he loved to talk.
Herald spent his life living in Arizona and served in the Air National Guard, for a time being stationed in France. After an honorable discharge, in 1963 he married Betty Marie Dilley in the Mesa, Arizona Temple, where she became his eternal companion. Herald obtained a BA in History and an MS in Education from Arizona State University. He loved to play basketball and was an avid golfer, and you would often find him playing with family and friends. Herald had a successful career in High-school education, where he affected so many as he taught and coached baseball (including an undefeated season) and golf. He loved sports, watching them with friends, and eating at Manuel’s with those he loved. His whole life revolved around family and friends. He loved them dearly. That love was amplified by his religious convictions and he was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was strong in his faith, loved his Heavenly Father and his Savior, Jesus Christ. Few things pleased him more than talking about Jesus.
Herald is survived by his dear wife, Betty, his children, Aaron (Karla) and Stacy, his grandchildren Jenna, Elizabeth, Ethan, Adam, and David, his sister Alberta, brothers John and Robert, nieces and nephews, and so many more who grew to love him dearly. Herald loved them with all his heart and cared for them to the very end. His life will live on for all of us and the lessons he taught us will continue to resonate in our lives. Thank you for the life lessons you taught, not just in word, but mostly in deed. We love you. We will miss you until we meet again.
Visitation will be at 11:00AM Friday, January 27, 2023, followed by funeral services at 12:00PM at the Crystal Shores Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Gilbert Arizona, 1005 North Voyager Drive, Gilbert, 85234. The internment will be at the Mesa City Cemetery, 1212 N Country Club, Block 1268, Mesa, Arizona. Graveside dedication will begin at 1:30PM.