Yvonne M. Hyde
LA CROSSE - Yvonne M. Hyde, 90 of La Crosse died on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Riverside Transitional Care. She was born December 28, 1930 in Chicago to George and Minnie (Koppers) Hinds. After one year at Milwaukee State Teachers College, she married William J. Hyde in Milwaukee in August of 1950. They moved to Madison, WI that fall where Bill, after three years, earned his PhD degree. Yvonne received her B.A. degree one year later.
In the fall of 1953, the couple moved to San Antonio, TX where Bill taught English at Trinity University and Yvonne worked at the University library. They remained in Texas for 3 years, then returned to Wisconsin in 1956 where Bill joined the English Department at UW-La Crosse and Yvonne joined the UW-L library staff doing various jobs, then settled into the Cataloging Department for the last 18 years of her 38 years at the library.
Yvonne and Bill enjoyed music and had season tickets to the La Crosse Symphony for many years. They also attended Jazz in the Park performances as often as possible. Trips to the North Woods at least twice a year were a must until age put a stop to that pleasure.
The Hyde's had no children and since both Bill and Yvonne were only children, there are no survivors. Yvonne was hugely grateful to kind friends and neighbors who helped so much after Bill's passing in January of 2015.
Memorials may be sent to the Hyde English Scholarship or to the Murphy Library both at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra or for Mass intentions in Yvonne's memory at the Catholic Church of the donor's choice. A private gathering of friends will be held at a later date. Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services of La Crosse is handling the arrangements. Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.