Robert E. Clyde

Bob Clyde PhotoROBERT CLYDE, 79 

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
Clyde Farms

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

16 Responses to Robert E. Clyde

  1. Ann Catt says:

    To Pat and Bob’s family. The world has lost a very special person. His knowledge of Latah County history was endless. To look up from what you were doing or answer the phone and have Bob on the other end made a day much brighter. It was always wonderful to see Bob and his sweet Pat at community events.
    Rest in peace good friend.

  2. Gwen Anderson says:

    To the Clyde Family: So very sorry for your huge loss. May the memories and legacy of Bob live on in your hearts and comfort you in the days and weeks to come. Sincere condolences!

  3. Robbi Cole Strother says:

    To the Clyde family: I am very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Lori Endicott Holten says:

    Pat, Steve, Scott & Kenny,
    My deepest sympathy to you. I am Skeeter Endicott sister and Bob & Pat were like second parents to him. Your family treated my brother extreme well and I am forever greatful. I can just imagine my brother waiting to ask Bob how the farming been and are the boys giving you trouble. Your in my prayers.

    Lori Endicott Holten

  5. Loyce Smith says:

    My sympathy to the family, especially my friend Isabel.

  6. Sue B Huizinga says:

    Pat, Scott, and Isabel: My sympathy to you all for the loss of your beloved husband, father, and brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please take care.

  7. Janae Michel Day says:

    To Pat and Clyde family,
    I’m SO sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful, loving man, with a huge heart and huge smile.
    Your family is blessed to have had him in your life, leaving many wonderful memories for you all.
    Bob and Pat have a special place in my heart. They always welcomed me like a close family member and I’ll always be grateful for that.
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Janae, Rachel and Dylan

  8. Mark & Mikilann Zenner says:

    We have many good memories of Bob. You could always count on a fun visit no matter where you ran into him. His warm smile & welcoming attitude will always be remembered fondly. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of the family.

  9. Dick Riggs says:

    I always enjoyed seeing Bob at Vandal football games often with his brother-in-law Phil Soulen. I was and am a Phi Delt brother of Bob’s and Phil’s. I remember when he was a smiling “townie” from Moscow in 1952. He was a good guy and will be missed. You in his family are in my thoughts and prayers. As a Phi from Lewiston I sign with our fraternity closing of YITB, also, I say Go, Vandals. Rest in peace, Magpie. Dick Riggs

  10. Orrin and Mary Kambitsch says:

    To Pat and family
    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was a wonderful person, and he will be missed by all who knew him. We will especially miss him at the lake–he was a good neighbor. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Meredyth Goodwin says:

    Dear Pat, Scott and Isabel,

    I’m so sorry. I shall always remember Bob’s kindness, humor, and how much he supported the work you accomplished for the TRIO programs. May peace and comfort be with you.

  12. Peg Snow Anderson says:

    Pat, Isabel and families,

    I was so sorry to learn of your loss. I have wonderful life-long memories of your families. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Meg Stephenson and TRIO EOC team says:

    Hard to believe such a huge and gracious man has passed. All the best to the entire family – our heartfelt condolences.

  14. Kathy and Jerry Bliler says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob holds a special place in both our hearts. We had moved into the shop and he showed up one afternoon with a wild yellow rose start, he planted it and poured a little water on it and it thrived. He said “Every new house needs a pretty rose” I will never forget his kindness as I was not feeling to at home in a bare yard. We are truly sorry to hear of his passing.

  15. Darrell and Jan Kent says:

    Dear Pat, Steve, Scott, and Kenny,

    We have fond memories dating back to the ’70s when I (Darrell) worked with Bob during harvest, and later when our children and the Clyde boys were good friends and active together in 4H and pony club. We were out of town when Bob died and only found out about his passing today (July 1). We are greatly saddened by this news.

  16. Dawn Jacobs says:

    Dear Clyde Family, It was an honor to know Robert thru his donations at the American Red Cross Blood Donation at the Community Blood Drives at the 1912 building in Moscow.
    The first time I met Bob I told him her so reminded me of my beloved Uncle Bud…he looked like he could be his brother. He helped so many people thru out his life including those he never knew thru his blood donations. Always a pleasure to see and talk to him during the donation process. Our whole team was saddened when we learned of his passing. Our prayers and wishing you peace to you all. Sincerely, Dawn Jacobs and Lewiston ARC Team

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