It is with great sadness that the family of longtime resident AJ Waid announce his passing on April 28, 2013. He was 66.
Lt. Horn will officiate at a Celebration of Life ceremony on May 11 at 2 p.m. at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel, 216 S. Norma Street; reception to follow.
He was born Alpheus James Waid on Aug. 3, 1946, in San Diego, and his parents were Alpheus L. and Iona R. Waid. He was known by different names throughout his lifetime—“James,” “Alphie,” and “Al,” but no matter what name was used, he was dearly loved by all.
AJ’s 35 years working for the Department of Defense on our local base was spent in many areas. He started working at Salt Wells on July 13, 1966. He went on to work in the plumbing shop, SNORT and Baker 4 before retiring where he had started, at Salt Wells, on Aug. 3, 2001.
After retirement, AJ stayed busy working at Home Depot and the Honda Research Track. He was fortunate enough to have done a lot of traveling. Fishing for halibut in Alaska and cruising the Panama Canal were his all-time favorites. He had done everything on his wish list. Eventually he decided that camping, fishing and enjoying quality time with his family was his top priorities. His grandchildren will forever remember their special times with Grandpa, like learning to fish, riding in his boat or just having a laugh.
AJ is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joleen Waid; daughters Candie Fuller, Jessica Waid, Tammy and husband Dave Hollis and Teresa Waid and family; as well as his grandchildren, Cody, Cameron, Cheyenne and Hunter.
Submitted by the family of AJ WaidStory First Published: 2013-05-08