Thursday, February 7, 2008

Grandpa's Obituary

Clyde Kerry Yeates
Clyde Kerry Yeates 1924 ~ 2008 Clyde Kerry Yeates, 83, passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City, on February 5, 2008, surrounded by his wife and children.Clyde was born May 7, 1924 to Alma and Grace King Yeates in Nibley, Utah. He was the fifth of six children. Clyde married MarGene Nielsen of Hyrum on July 27, 1945 in the Logan LDS Temple. He attended Cache County Schools and graduated from Utah State Agricultural College with a degree in Accounting. Clyde served his country as a radio gunner with the 392nd Bombardment Group, United States 8th Air Force. His aircraft was lost over France in August of 1944. He was one of three survivors. He spent nine months as a prisoner of war in Germany. Clyde worked as an accountant in Idaho and Utah before opening his own CPA firm in Logan, Utah where he practiced until his retirement. Clyde is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 63 years, MarGene, one brother, Sidney C. Yeates (Ardene), and children Kerry D. (Marilynn), Randall M. (Dottie), Nedra Jo Pace (Dee), Lori Ann Schaub (James), Cory C. (Rita), Steven K. (Cindy), and a foster daughter, Jennifer Shotgunn. The lights of his life were his 26 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren all of whom adored him. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Ballard and Carlos and sisters Evelyn and Phyllis. Funeral services will be held Sat. February 9, at 11 a.m. at the Hyrum 2nd and 15th Ward Chapel, 455 E. 100 S., Hyrum, Utah, with a preceding viewing from 9:30-10:30 a.m. There will be a Fri. evening viewing at Nelson Funeral Home, 162 E. 400 N., Logan, Utah, from 6-8 p.m. Interment will be at the Hyrum City Cemetery following the services with military honors provided by South Cache Post 47 of the American Legion. Condolences may be extended to the family at
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 2/7/2008.