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Rochelle D McQuade

Rochelle D. McQuade, age 72, died on March 22, 2019 at home surrounded by her husband and family.  She was born December 3rd, 1946 in Ogden , UT to Gene and Jenny Draney.  She married the love of her life, John McQuade on April 23rd, 1967.  They spent 52 years building a life together and caring for their 5 children. 

She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on July 7th, 1962.  She enjoyed many years in the door to door ministry.  When her health limited her abilities, she continued to write letters and make phone calls to share God’s promises with others.  She deeply loved her God Jehovah and taught her family to do the same.  She was known for saying, “Always do the kind thing.”  Her life is a living example of  1Cor. 13:4 “ Love is patient and kind….Love never fails.”

She spent a number of years as a reading tutor to grade school children.  She also enjoyed writing poetry, keeping a journal and gardening.  Above all, she derived the most satisfaction from caring for her children.  She always put their needs above her own.  Her husband is fond of saying she fit the description in Prov. 31:29 “there are many excellent women, but you—you surpass them all.”

She is survived by her loving husband John McQuade. She is also survived by her sister and husband Sharon and Lonny Hicks, sister and husband Pam and George Oliveras, brother and wife Danny and Anita Draney, brother and wife Lewis and  Pat Draney; her son Justin McQuade, her daughter and husband Gina and Mikey Mansfield, her son Chad McQuade, her son and wife Ryan and Savannah McQuade, her son and wife Ian and Becca McQuade; her 4 grandchildren:  Stirling Matheson, Scott Matheson, Rowan McQuade and Vaughn McQuade.

Please join us at a Graveside Service on April 2, 2019 at 2 pm at Clearfield City Cemetery,  1050 South State St., Clearfield,UT.  A special heartfelt thanks to CNS Hospice and Visiting Angels Home Care for all of their support and loving care.

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Rochelle would read to me when I was in my pajamas just before bed, she would take me for wheelbarrow rides while I sat on pillow around the block I would ride while she talked to everyone who was outside. My sister Rochelle:
When I think of the soft rain mingled in the wind as it moves through the pines during a crisp morning, I see that it nourishes the budding leaves, and whispers the coming of spring again; I feel the softness of a child's hand in mine, and the breath of god as the snow touches the ground on a darkened night. It is because of these truths that I know that those whom I love will return to me one day, yes one day; Do I truly" trust this to be so, as much as I know the river otter will be fed, the elk will calve again in the spring, and the lupins will grow again in the mountain meadow grass, Yes, when I am setting listening to the roar of the river, and see the passing of the Great blue heron above the waters, "Then, they will come to me again, yes one day. - Shane Draney

Lewis Draney Jun 11 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Jack & Family,
We wish to express to you our deepest love and condolences on the passing of Rochelle. She is an incredible and loving person, and we know that she is well and whole now, and very happy! We feel it a blessing in our lives to know and associate with her, and you as her family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Vern & Helen Hamblin Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. - Blackfoot Indian, Wisdom" - - Rochelle enjoyed such thoughts. (Your Brother, Shane)

Lewis Draney Apr 2 2019 12:00 AM

A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on April 1, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

To Rochelles family, our thoughts and love go to you at this sad time but are confident we will see Rochelle again full of health and beauty at the time of the resurrection promised by Jehovah.

Kent and Wanda Nistler Mar 31 2019 12:00 AM

A poem in tribute to my older sister Rochelle who read to me when I was just a young lad, with eyes open and full of trust:
I had a most curious or unusual dream this morning after a wonderful dinner from the night before. In my slumber I experienced while sleeping, that I awakened somewhere else, I was standing in a large indoor food court with a great many happy people, each talking one to the other with a glow of intense joy" and astonishment. I desired to mingle among them to perceive the nature or meaning of what was taking place, it was not until I initiated a conversation by my reaching out to a middle aged fellow I felt the intensity of their emotion when we touched, for I knew at that instant" his strong emotional state was the direct opposite of ultimate loss, if one can only imagine. This fellow pardoned himself hurriedly but kindly as he walked away, I asked him please are you looking for someone you lost earlier, he turned as he walked away and with his eyes speaking to me in concert with the warmth of heart unfelt by me before, I then knew this place I stood is the abode of the creator. In retrospect, if we can dream of such contentment and intense joy, could that not open a possibility that someone displaying great dignity, or nobility, and Care ultimately has Everything in order. ~ Lewis (Shane) Draney

Shane Draney Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM