Alan J Hyde, DVM, 59, of Emmett, Idaho, died Jan. 24, 2014, at his home with family by his side.
Alan was born on May 31, 1954, in Logan, Utah, to Norris and Nona Hyde. He was the youngest of three boys. His family moved to Emmett in 1961 where he attended school, excelling in academic and athletic programs.
After graduating from Emmett High School in 1972, he obtained a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from The University of Idaho in 1976 and graduated from Washington State University's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. After earning his degree, Alan returned to Emmett where he partnered with his father, Norris "Doc" Hyde, in their veterinary practice, Animal Medical Center. In 1975, Alan married Jennifer Stevens of Emmett. They had two sons, Monty and Joe. Alan and Jennifer were later divorced and in 1986 Alan married Shannon Korell of Garden Valley. Alan and Shannon had three sons, Toby, Tucker and Yancy.
Alan was very active in his community. For those who knew him, he was a support, a mentor and a consummate father-like figure. He was a continuous supporter of the 4-H program, actively involved in high school and youth athletics as coach, booster and fan.
Alan's greatest commitment in life was to his sons. His five boys and two granddaughters were all active in various sports and his greatest pleasure was to watch them participate. In over 30 years, he only missed a handful of games.
Besides sporting events, Alan's biggest passions were race horses and the outdoors. He valued his relationships in the horseracing community and enjoyed watching his "patients" race. Alan could often be found with family and friends in Idaho's mountains while hunting, fishing or napping under a pine tree.
Alan was preceded in death by his father, Norris. He is survived by his mother, Nona Hyde (Chuck White); stepmother, Norma Hyde; brothers Brent (Jan) Hyde and Blaine (Judy) Hyde; five sons, Monty (Sara), Joe, Toby, Tucker and Yancy; two granddaughters, Makayla and Alee Hyde; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and special friend, Verna Wise and her daughter, Annie Todd.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, 2104, at 2 p.m. at Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett. Burial will follow at the Emmett Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the viewing on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Emmett High School Football Booster Club, in care of Emmett High School, 721 W. 12th St., Emmett, ID 83617.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at West Valley ICU in Caldwell and Horizon Hospice Care in Emmett.