Robert Earl Clyde, 79, of Moscow, Idaho, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at his home.
Robert was born July 5, 1934 in Moscow, Idaho to Earl and Lola (Gamble) Clyde. He graduated from Moscow High School in 1952 and attended the University of Idaho where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He graduated as a Vandal in 1957 with a degree in agricultural education. He served in the Armed Forces and was on active duty from 1957 to 1959 where he was stationed in South Korea. He was honorably discharged in January 1963. On April 18, 1961 he married Patricia Marie Schlueter of Genesee, Idaho, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moscow. Robert was a fourth generation farmer on the Palouse and a real estate investor with an interest in conservation and rural development. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed a variety of hobbies spending countless hours in his shop and on his property south of Moscow. He was well known in the community and well liked for his humor and disarming wit as illustrated by his business card which read:
Robert E. Clyde
President & Chairman of the Board
World Traveler, International Lover, Last of the Big Spenders,
Friend of the Working Girl, Ex Rodeo Rider, Ballroom Dancer
Robert is survived by his wife, Patricia of Moscow as well as his three sons, Steven Earl Clyde, Scott Gustave Clyde, and Kenneth Robert Clyde all of Moscow, Kenneth’s spouse Gay Lynn (Goolsby) Clyde and his two grandchildren Kolby and Kacie Lynn Clyde. He is also survived by his sister, Isabel Bond of Moscow as well as twelve nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Lola Clyde as well as two sisters, Erlene Soulen and Mary Sullivan.
Memorials may be made to The Lola Gamble Clyde Scholarship Fund at the Lewis-Clark State College Foundation, Lewis-Clark State College, 500 Eighth Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501, or to the University of Idaho Rodeo Club at Sports Club-Rodeo (NF368) c/o University of Idaho Foundation 875 Perimeter Drive, MS 31347, Moscow, ID 83844-3147
Viewing will be from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Short’s Funeral Chapel on Tuesday and Wednesday. An open house and celebration of Bob’s life will be on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at his childhood home farm, 1065 Zietler Road, South of Moscow. All are welcome to share memories with his family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.