1923 ~ 2012
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Clyde was born on February 13, 1923 to George J. and Mabel C. Hansen in Spanish Fork, Utah. Clyde grew up in Spanish Fork, working on the family farm, attending local schools and graduating from Spanish Fork High School. He continued his education at L.D.S. Business College. His education was interrupted when WWII began. He enlisted and served in the 288th Combat Engineer Battalion. Upon returning home he began his studies at the University of Utah, graduating with a business degree.
Clyde married his high school sweetheart, Eliza R. Markham in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple on April 12th, 1944. He worked in accounting for Utah Power and Light Company for 35 years, retiring 1982.
He and Eliza loved to travel. Clyde was always studying travel magazines for the next trip. He and Eliza sailed the world, cruising on 67 different voyages, visiting all seven continents and countries too numerous to list. Clyde and Eliza loved to ballroom dance and were frequently seen dancing each Saturday evening for many years. In addition he loved to fish, camp and collect stamps. Gardening was a favorite pastime and he enjoyed watching plants thrive under his tender care. His yard always looked exceptionally beautiful.
Clyde was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Canyon Rim Ward as the financial clerk for 4 decades. He loved those he served in the ward and stake. He had many wonderful neighbors and good friends. He was a part of a lunch bunch group that began in 1982 and continued on until recently when his health began to fail. Ken Crellin was a dedicated and delightful part of the group and supported Clyde by picking him up for many years. Neighbors stopped by to check on Clyde following the passing of Eliza. Our family is grateful to them for their love and care. Special thanks go to Michael, Maddie, Quinn, Barbara and Camille for making the past couple of years successful for Clyde in his home.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eliza; and brothers, Clements, Mark, Vernon and Lester. He is survived by his children, Gregg (Paula), Kaye (David); 6 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:00am at the Canyon Rim 1st Ward, 3100 East 3000 South, where friends and family can visit from 9:30-10:30am prior to the service. Interment at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery at 2:30pm.
Messages to the family can be posted at: www.HolbrookMortuary.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Oct. 28, 2012