Clyde Joseph Kendall was born in Brogan, OR on May 30th, 1926 to Frank and Estella Kendall. He was the 5th of 12 siblings.
He enlisted and served in the Army during WWII from April of ‘46 to March of ‘47. Clyde was most proud of guarding President Eisenhower on a train where he was asked to play penuchle with the President.
He fell in love with Verna Stevenson. They were married in June of ‘52. They drew a land plot in Rupert, ID in ’56 where they homesteaded. The couple raised sugar beets, potato’s, grain, racehorses and 7 children (plus a few strays).
Clyde was a hard worker. He farmed until he was 90. He loved horses, hunting, fishing, and mostly, he loved his wife Verna.
Proceeded in death by his parents, 10 of his siblings, his oldest son, Chuck Kendall, and his grandson Ryan Carney.
Survived by his Wife Verna. His children Jerry Kendall of Rogerson, Gayle (Jerry) Gorrell of Porterville, CA, Stan (Connie) Kendall of Wells, NV, Rod (Julie) Kendall of Rupert, Polly (Paul) Carney of Paul, and Shelly (Mark) Reeves of Rupert. As well as his 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
We would like to thank the Nursing staff at Minidoka Memorial Hospital and Dr. Owens for being so comforting and kind during Clyde’s last moments. We truly appreciate you.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Hansen Mortuary. Viewing for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2021 and for one hour prior to the services at the mortuary. Services will conclude with burial in the Paul Cemetery under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Rupert Elks.
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