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Age 87 of Greeley CO, Formerly of Lewiston, ID, died Saturday, October 13, 2018.
He was born in Nowata, OK on February 18, 1931. He lived in Independence KS. After graduating high school, Clyde enlisted in the United States Air Force when he was 17.
He fought in the Korean War and retired from the Air Force after 21 years as a machinist. He was on the United States Air Force national pistol team. After retirement he moved to Loveland, CO where he became a master gunsmith and invented the Clydeslyde, a shotgun recoil system. He was an avid trap shooter and won many local and state contests. Clyde spent many hours fishing with his buddies on the Snake and Clearwater rivers.
In 1977 Clyde moved to Council, ID he served as County Commissioner for Adams County. In 1980 Clyde moved to Lewiston, ID. In 2016 he moved to Greeley to live with his daughter.
Clyde is survived by his daughter Diane (John) Hutson, son Gary (Luda) Cameron, nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two brothers and four sisters.
He is preceded in death by wife, Ruby Nadine Cameron, son David Cameron, and wife Karin Cameron.
Private family services will be held in Idaho.
We are so very sorry about Clyde. He was such a great man. We got to know him and Karen from the old days at the Lewiston Gun Club, and even more when the Gun Club members came to shoot at Colton. Clyde did a lot of gun work for us (including the Clyde slide) and I spent many hours in his shop. He always managed to fix me up! Clyde was always very helpful, patient, and kind. We definitely noticed when he moved away and was no longer at the Gun Club. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Jeff & Lynette Kinzer - Sunday November 04, 2018 via Condolence Message
Clyde was my go-to guy for any gun problems, and over the many years he and Karin and I became pretty good friends. I knew when I was headed to his shop that I better not have anything else planned for that afternoon because we'd be spending it in conversation and story-telling. The only problem I ever had with him was his insistence on finding me a boyfriend. I did finally get him over that. When he went to Colorado, Sundays at the gun club were not as fun and interesting. He was and is missed by many.
Coleyne Lasher - Wednesday October 24, 2018 via Condolence Message
After a hunting 2001 hunting accident left me blind in my shooting eye, Clyde graciously took me…a stranger… under wing and shared many an hour at the trap/skeet range helping get back on track. Shooting from the left side vs. my right was quite a challenge, but Clyde patiently shared numerous ideas on how to adjust as well as offering ongoing encouragement. He also introduced me to his friends at the Colton Gun Club after the Lewiston range closed.
I visited with him a few times at Senior Center luncheons before he moved, and sensed the deep hurt from the loss of his dear wife Ruby. Clyde was one of my favorite people and a prince of a guy. He will be dearly missed by so many folks, myself included.
Gary Palmer - Monday October 22, 2018 via Condolence Message
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We have been thinking of you and hope to see you soon. Take care.
Mike and Jan Ream
Mike and Jan Ream - Monday October 22, 2018 via Condolence Message
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. I'm
sure having him here the last 2 years was a blessing for you.
Andra Weathers - Monday October 22, 2018 via Condolence Message