|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1912|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1988|
Thank you so much for the lovely tributes you've all left for my DAD! He was an amazing gentleman with a sense of humor that could make a stone laugh! Your thoughtfulness is appreciated!
THANK YOU, SUSIE, FOR THE BEAUTIFUL FRAME YOU MADE FOR DADDY! I LOVE IT AND I KNOW THAT HE WOULD LOVE IT, TOO. Cari
THE PHOTO AT THE TOP RIGHT IS DADDY AND I WHEN I GRADUATED FROM CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE IN 1987. DADDY DIED LESS THAN A YEAR AFTER THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN! IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE PHOTOS OF THE TWO OF US!
WALTER ALEXANDER RUSSELL CLYDE was the son of Thomas Brown Clyde and Rachel Knox Clyde. His parents immigrated to the United States from Scotland through the Port of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in May, 1910. Taken from Canadian Passenger Lists.
In his younger days, Walter enjoyed playing tennis and baseball. He was a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop #117 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Walter graduated from Paseo High School in Kansas City, Missouri on June 10, 1932. Following his high school graduation, he accompanied his Mother to Scotland to visit his relatives.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, stationed for a time at Kessler Field. (His only brother, John Joseph Clyde, was killed in the Phillipines during World War II)
Following the war, Walter worked for Cessna Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas.
Walter married Elma Louise Rhodes on December 24, 1943 in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. Elma was the daughter of Vida Elma Fowler Rhodes and Eugene Rhodes.
He worked for the Shawnee Mission Post Office as a lettercarrier for over 30 years. Walter was an active member in the National Association of Letter Carriers. He received the Merit Award for Outstanding Service from the United States Post Office because he rescued a man on his postal route who had locked himself in the trunk of his car. Walter was able to pry open the trunk and saved the man's life!
He loved bowling on the Lettercarriers League sponsered by the Milgram's Food Store. In 1950 his team won the League Championship. He was a member of the Bowling Team for most of his adult life.
Travel was one of Walter's greatest joys! He took the family on trips across the United States, Canada and Mexico every summer...staying a month each year.
After his retirement, Walter also enjoyed reading, traveling and horse racing.
Walter had an amazing sense of humor and a hilarious roaring laugh! We miss you, Dad!
Burial at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas.
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO NANCY MURRAY FOR SPONSORING DADDY'S MEMORIAL. YOUR GENEROUS GIFT TO US IF VERY MUCH APPREICATED!
Thomas Brown Clyde (1882 - 1951)
Rachel Knox Clyde (1878 - 1956)
Elma Louise Rhodes Clyde (1919 - 2005)*
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Created by: Cari
Record added: Jun 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92045581