Shawn Michael Clyde, born June 13th, 1968, in Newcastle Wyoming departed this earth peacefully on January 8th, 2023, in Douglas Wyoming.
Shawn was born to Mike and Dena Clyde of Upton Wyoming. He attended Upton High School where he participated in football, basketball, and track. He was an all-state football player his senior year, graduating in 1987. His love of horses, developed early in life at his grandparents’ ranch, led him to rodeo as a bull and bareback rider. Fishing and hunting were activities Shawn enjoyed no matter what kind or where, throughout his life. He was also well known for his quick wit, story and joke telling abilities, and wonderful sense of humor.
After graduation Shawn joined the United States Navy. He was stationed all over the world. As a Persian Gulf War veteran he was highly decorated with multiple awards and medals. After the Navy, Shawn worked a stint on the drilling rigs in WY and at a ski resort in Vail, CO. He then moved to Nevada where he was employed at several casinos in several different positions, but excelled as a card dealer taking someone’s money with a smile. It was also where Shawn met the love of his life, Vicki. They worked together then were married on May 4th, 1996. Their mutual love of horses and dogs allowed them an outlet outside of work. Shawn began to bird hunt chukars with his much loved bird dogs. He would always say “I love Vicki more than anything, but bird hunting is a really close second”.
He left the casino life and worked as a truck driver, building consultant, and several other jobs when he decided it was time to move on. Shawn and Vicki packed their belongings and moved to Douglas, WY. He decided to become an electrician. At the age of 41 he began as a first year apprentice electrician and ended his career at 54 years old as a jobsite superintendent. Shawn literally worked from the bottom to the top in what is known as a “young man’s job”. He was 20 years behind everyone else, but he kept working at it and made it to the top. Shawn made many lifelong friends, fishing partners, hunting partners, and companions while working as an electrician. He was held in high regard by his employers, customers, and co-workers at Process Power and Control then later Loenbro.
Shawn had two successful hip replacements in 2022. While completing his Physical Therapy one day in November he became weak and unable to complete his PT session. It was at this time he became extremely sick, extremely fast. On December 30th when the pain became unbearable, he was taken to the Emergency Room in Casper, WY. He was transported to the Douglas Care Center on January 5th where he was able to rest comfortably and see his dogs. Visitors came from all over the country to see him and comfort him. Shawn passed away at 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the 8th of January with his wife, mother, brother, and cousin by his side. A beloved family member and friend, Shawn will be greatly missed.
Shawn is survived by his wife, Vicki Clyde; mother, Dena Hayashino (Paul); brothers, Justin Clyde (Tasha) and Ryan Hayashino (Cami) nephews, Michael and Jake Clyde, Dylan Carroll; niece Alora Timmer (Dalton); great niece, Kinley Timmer; great nephew, Kirin Hayashino, and grandfather, Roy G Julius, along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Albert Clyde; paternal grandmother, Vivian Clyde; maternal grandfather, Melvin Hunt; maternal grandmother, Pat Hunt Julius; father, Mike Clyde; brother, Melvin Clyde; several Clyde uncles, as well as numerous great aunts and uncles.
A celebration of life will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Alva Cemetery in Alva, Wyoming.
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