Obit Clyde Burgess

Clyde Burgess

Clyde Earl Burgess, age 70, passed peacefully in his sleep July 24, 2020 in Spokane, WA.

Clyde was born Aug. 15, 1949 to William (Bill) and Duane (Dee) Burgess in Idaho Falls, ID.

As a youth Clyde enjoyed hunting, fishing, ranching, and causing trouble with his twin brother.

At the age of 17 Clyde enlisted in the Marines and served two terms in Vietnam. Upon his return to civilian life Clyde became a 27-year civil servant, beginning with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s office and commencing with the Clearwater County Sheriff’s office when he retired in 2001.

As a lifelong outdoorsman, Dad spent his adult years camping, fishing, hunting or teaching his kids to camp, fish and hunt. Vacations seemed to be planned around various hunting seasons.

He was a man of little words, unless you had questions about guns, animals, or the latest book he was reading.

Though many may not have experienced it, Dad had a sharp wit and quick sense of humor, his sarcasm was quite thick though hidden by soft tone and easy demeanor.

Clyde was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Terri Burgess. He is survived by his wife Vicky of Spokane; his three children, Matt (Rachel) Burgess of Wellsville, UT, daughter Jenni of Lewiston and Tricia (Kris) Waide of Lewiston; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; his brother Ford (Sue) and their two children and his twin brother Claude (Terri, deceased) and their two children.

At Clyde’s request cremation has taken place and there will be a small private family service.

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