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Clyde Clarence Wilson Jr.

Clyde Clarence Wilson Jr., 75, passed away on the 26th of September, 2017, in his sleep. He was born on February 11, 1942 in Lindsay, California to Clyde C. and Gineva Y. (Wright) Wilson. He never met a stranger, always welcoming and engaged. Clyde married Andrea Kay Ridenour in 1960 in Reno, Nevada. They were lifelong soul mates and friends, meeting first in 5th grade and happily married for 55 years. Clyde was an active member of the Rogue Gem & Geology Rock Club, Grants Pass, Oregon - teaching the art of gem faceting as well as sharing the joys of rock hounding at area schools. Clyde enjoyed fishing, camping, hiking, rock hunting, jewelry making and faceting - pursuing every hobby with passion. An avid lover of nature and animals and sharing a love of travel with his wife, Andrea. He graduated from Lindsay High School in Lindsay, California in 1960. After high school he: • Served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1981 • Furthered his education, receiving two Associates Degrees as he moved from missile technician to computer programming and scheduling • Most recently worked at Harry & David's in computer programming, previously with CP National and Sterling Business Forms Clyde was preceded in death by his wife, Andrea and parents, Clyde Wilson, Sr. and Gineva. Clyde is survived by his sons Eric (Deanna) Wilson of Portland, Oregon and Chris (Kristine) Wilson of Lynden, Washington; his sister Pat Bray of Tulare, California; his grandchildren Elizabeth, Ashley, Katherine and Robert; and his nieces and other relatives. While no memorial service will be held we appreciate those that have been a part of Clyde's life. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made for the benefit American Veterans.

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