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Ida Loutrelle “Trelle” Baird Wade
Ida Loutrelle “Trelle” Baird Wade, 86, died Feb. 1, 2019. Trelle was born July 8, 1932 in Commerce. The brightness of her colors will remain alive in our memories. She was a joy, as a general rule, but she could be quite obstinate at times, especially if all the chores were not being done. Never a procrastinator, she urged all to do whatever had to be done immediately—no ifs, no ands, and no buts. “Do not put off until tomorrow what can and will be done today” was her mantra. Trelle maintained a deep interest in the Civil War and spent much time reading about the war and travelling to the places where some of the major battles were fought. She had a vast collection of books regarding the war and biographies of many of the officers. Many of her books were first editions. She was especially interested in General Robert E. Lee from the Civil War and George Washington from the Revolutionary War.