Clyde Dyar


Clyde Dyar
July 27, 1922 - July 26, 2011

Clyde L. Dyar passed away peacefully at home on July 26, 2011, with his family at his bedside.

Clyde was born in Gadsden, Ala., on July 27, 1922, to Fannie and William McClesky Dyar, one of seven children. He grew up on a farm during the Depression. He was captain of his high school football team and after graduating he enlisted in the Army Air Corps.

He met his wife, Betty Allison in Walla Walla while stationed here. They were married on June 21, 1943. He then served during World War II in the Burma-China-India theater and then in the Korean War. After returning home, he was a sales manager at Walla Walla Produce and retired from Olsen's Egg Farm in Pasco. He was a very active member of the Elks Lodge and was a past exalted ruler and district deputy.

During retirement, he traveled many miles to attend the WWII 490th Bomb Squad reunions with his wife and reconnected with many friends. He was also a faithful member of the YMCA. He loved fishing, golf,
gardening and spending time with his family and his two beagles, Bo and Baggels. He was known for his humor and friendliness.

He is survived by his wife, Betty of 68 years; his brother, Robert Dyar of Chattanooga, Tenn.; his three sons, Clyde Jr. (Tess) of Colville, Jerry (Mary) of Spokane and Don (Karen) of Walla Walla; grandchildren, Persephone, Nicole, Lisa, Mike, Brian, Benjie, Erik, Aaron, Colin and Evan; 11 great grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gardner for his compassionate care of Clyde. Those who would like to make memorial contributions in memory of Clyde can make them to the Blue Mountain Humane Society through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA 99362. At his request, there will be a private service.


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