Clyde E. Hunt, of Emmett Idaho passed away on Monday November 30, 2020 at the age of 97 from Covid-19. Clyde was born near Holden, Missouri. He sustained a bad fall in October and was healing from his fall at a local nursing home when he fell ill to Covid-19. In the summer of 1936, he would move with his family from Missouri to Idaho, leaving years of failed crops during the dust bowl and the depression. He attended the eighth grade in Idaho and left school to help support his family. 1939 would find him helping to build airplanes for Lockheed in Burbank, California. Later he would be part of the Army Air Corps stationed in India. After his discharge from the Army Clyde began working for Boise Payette Lumber Company, later known as Boise Cascade, he did various jobs from boiler operator to master machinist. It was the years working in the machine shop that he enjoyed the most. He retired after 38 years in 1985. He found time for hunting and fishing, improving skills he had learned in Missouri while providing meat for his family during the dust bowl. During the last years of his life the senior center was very important to him. He enjoyed playing cards, visiting with people he had known for years, as well as making some new friends. Clyde is preceded in death by his parents and six of his eight siblings. His first wife, Marjorie, of 3 years passed away in 1945. His second wife, Mary, of 56 years passed in 2002. In July of 2019 his only son, Ken Hunt passed away. He is survived by his brother Stan Hunt of Newark, Ca, his brother Gene Hunt of Boise, Id, daughter Joyce (Curt) Salomonsen and daughter-in-law Ramona Hunt and seven grandchildren, Stacy Salomonsen-Sautel, John Salomonsen, Trevor Hunt, Jarod Hunt, Brian Hunt, Shawn Hunt and Aubrey Herring as well as nine great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are by The Potter Funeral Chapel of Emmett, Idaho. On December 9th from 3-7 pm there is a viewing at the chapel. A graveside service will be held on December 10th at 2:00 pm at the Emmett cemetery.
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