Dorothy Agnes Clyde

Clyde, DorothyJune 13, 1943 ~ August 22, 2018

Dorothy Clyde, 75, Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, August 22, 2018 following a long bout with lung cancer

A Celebration of Life will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the Salvation Army Headquarters, (800 N. Cliff Ave.) in Sioux Falls, SD.

Dorothy Agnes Clyde was born June 13, 1943 in Bowbells, ND. Raised on a farm with her 4 older siblings, (Fred Jr, Charles, Irene, and Gerald.) On the farm she was very fond of the animals but liked the pigs more than any other. Today if you were to look around her home you’d see plenty of porcelain, pictures, calendars, artwork, and nick-knacks with cute pigs on them. She would always talk about how kind and smart the pigs were on the farm.

Dorothy married Frank Clyde in 1970 and added two more children to their already combined four. The children grew up hearing “There are no halves or steps in a family.” Both grew up in large families and instilled the importance of family into their children. Even after having six total of their own, they found room in their heart and home for a foster child. Frank and Dorothy also took in anyone that was down and gave them a hand up to get on their feet.

Dorothy loved playing cards and being surrounded by her children. She was known to spend hours playing pinochle, cribbage or countless other card games. She loved canning and working in the garden. She enjoyed baking and sharing the fruits of her labor. Dorothy was quick witted and loved showing her unique, quirky sense of humor. Even when she was struggling in the hospital her wit was still present. As Dorothy was in the hospital in her last days; a nurse noticed that the heating pad on top of Dorothy’s covers was very warm. She asked if it was too warm for her. Dorothy had her eyes closed and appeared to be semi-conscious at best. Her son asked again more loudly, “Mom, she wants to know if you’re hot?” Without opening her eyes she responded sleepily “I’m a hot momma!”

Mercifully, Dorothy, 75, Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, August 22, 2018, following a long bout with lung cancer. She is no longer in pain and can now rest peacefully. Dorothy will now join her husband Frank, siblings Freddy and Gerald.

Dorothy will be missed by many but she leaves behind her siblings Charles and Irene, her children Cheri, Mark (Arla), Bob (Kim), Brett (Sherry), Jay (Amy), James (Emily), Neil (Mindy), 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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  • Alvin J Meyer says:

    My sympathies to your family. I have lost track of the Clyde family. I formerly attended, as your family did also, The First Church of God located at 9th & Cliff Avenue in Sioux Falls. I have served for many years on the Salvation Army Advisory Board and have been in attendance of many of their meetings and functions. Your family members may have been in attendance as well without my realizing that you were there in attendance also. I will follow up on this more closely. When convenient, have a family member send me an e-mail. Thank You. Alvin J. Meyer.

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