clyde thru time: dave’s tribute

clyde operating the weyerhaeuser mill A crane
clyde, crane operator, operating the weyerhaeuser mill A crane

my father-in-law, clyde zettle died last wednesday (july 10, 2013). he was a truly amazing man.

dad as foreman 3
clyde as maintenance foreman with his crew. son gary in first row far right.
a blue collar worker of relatively modest means, he was the most generous person i have ever known.
cal neva 1990 4
a winner
note from dad 5
note accompanying the winner’s picture.

i was one of probably dozens who always got a card with cash & a note saying “go have fun” for their birthdays.

dad dishes 2000 6
doing dishes with joanne, his 2nd wife extraordinare.

for years, clyde & his wife joanne hosted a three day party labor day weekend for their birthdays at their one bathroom cabin on camano island, WA.

labor day 2006 8
family, the gang gathered on camano, labor day 2006

this gathering included generations of family & friends. they finally had to rent porta pottys. at night you had to be careful not to trip over people sleeping on the floor.

dancing 2001 7
joanne and clyde dancing at a 2001 celebration of rick and geoff’s 10 year anniversary.

clyde was intelligent, wise, loving & utterly without pretension. he never asked for anything more than those around him have a good time.

 in harrah's winner's suite 2007 9
in a harrah’s winner’s suite, 2007

this doesn’t begin to say all that could be said about this special person.

father's day 2009
father’s day 2009. mukilteo, WA

the world will be a poorer place without him.


remembering clyde as a young man

1. high school pic

 high school portrait

2. boiler makers 1943

with first born daughter, sandra loy, me. june 1943. working in the shipyards of Portland, OR before being drafted into the air force. 20 years old.

3. 1943 margaret & clyde zettle

my mother margaret and father clyde in his air force uniform.

4. clyde & his dad

 with his father, frank.

5. clyde & me

i get to ride piggy back.

6. clyde, his dog babe, & me

dad’s dog babe and me with easter basket

7. Easter 1944

easter sunday, 1944

remembering clyde (sept 11, 1923 – july 10, 2013)

1. clyde, kathryn & old flivver with suicide doors

clyde,sister kathryn & an old flivver with suicide doors

2. clyde 3 years dec 25, 1925

clyde in his snowy yard, december 25, 1925

3. clyde & his dog

clyde with trike & his dog

4. clyde & momma, 1930

clyde with his momma, jenny – july 9, 1930

5. cowboy clyde

cowboy clyde

6. clyde & kathryn in a goat cart

clyde & kathryn in a goat cart & depression ‘bowl’ haircuts

7. clyde easter sunday 1931 with kathryn & their grandpa

clyde, grandpa & kathryn, easter sunday 1931

8. clyde grew this sunflower

clyde grew this sunflower