Lynette Madsen Clyde

1/27/1931 ~ 1/14/2022

Lynette Madsen Clyde passed away after an eventful life on January 14, 2022 in Mt. Pleasant, UT. Nearly 91 years earlier, on January 27, 1931, she was born to Jay and Elmina Madsen in Anaconda, MT.
Her life was marked by tireless service, an intense love of learning, dedication to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and a passion for life. She leaves behind a remarkable legacy.
Lynette is the oldest of four children. They lived in Montana, St. George UT, and Ephraim UT before settling in Springville, UT.
Lynette grew up happy and busy in the “Art City”, where she was very involved in school and community activities, including drama, newspaper reporter, yearbook editor, Pep Club, Art Queen, and more.
She was grateful for a family that spent lots of time camping in the mountains and even spent one summer in a tent while her father worked on a road in Cedar City Canyon.
Her years studying at Brigham Young University were eventful. She was on the Honor Council, in the Sponsor Corp, first attendant as “Belle of the Y”, and a stake missionary.
Most importantly, she met Robert F Clyde, a young student from Heber City, UT. They were married on June 5, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple.
They spent two years in Provo while Bob finished his education before moving to Heber City to work on the family ranch. The family lived in Heber City for 22 busy years.
They had seven children, including David, Tom, Kathryn, Doug, Stephen, Lynda, and Julie. An eighth child joined the family when they included a Navajo foster son, Wilmer Begoody.
In addition to the family cattle, sheep and dairy businesses, Lynette was involved in a variety of community, civic, political and religious responsibilities.
In 1977, the family moved to a cattle ranch in Joseph, OR. In 1983, they moved operations to Connell, WA. In 1994, Bob and Lynette retired to Mt. Pleasant, UT.
Lynette’s life was marked by an intense interest in learning and in enthusiastically sharing that knowledge with others. She taught for many years in many areas, including 12 years as an early morning and released time seminary teacher. Her passion for learning included history, politics, religion, and more.
Bob and Lynette served in the Seattle and Manti temples for 24 years.
Lynette is survived by six children, 38 grandchildren, and 82 great grandchildren, plus three more on the way. Her surviving children include Tom (Glenda) Clyde, Kathryn (Alan) Hadley, Doug (Cindy) Clyde, Lynda (Bill) Boyle, Julie (Trent) Jorgensen, and Wilmer (Val) Begoody.
Lynette is also survived by her sister Nina Egbert and brother Gary Madsen.
Lynette is preceded in death by her parents, brother Lloyd, husband Robert Clyde, sons David and Stephen Clyde, and great grandson Carson Clyde.
Funeral services are Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the LDS Chapel in Mount Pleasant, 49 South State Street. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with the funeral starting at 11 a.m. Burial services at the Heber City Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

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5 Responses to “Lynette Madsen Clyde”

  1. Our sympathy at the passing of our special friend Lynette. She has been such a great example to all of us. Be comforted in the Gospel Plan and know that she is where she has wanted to be for some time.
    Sincerely,
    Burke and Verla

  2. Jim Clyde says:

    Deepest Sympathy from the Jim Clyde family. Bob and Lynette helped raise my brothers and I and we always had the fondest memories of summer’s together in Heber.

    JIM CLYDE

  3. Paul & Penny Hamilton says:

    Sister Clyde was a very special, elect lady, in our lives. She will be dearly missed. We met her and her dear husband Bob, right after they moved to Mt. Pleasant and enjoyed many years together in many different endeavors. We were always learning from them. She enjoyed teaching, especially the Gospel, and was a master teacher. She loved her Savior and that was always obvious. What an example of “Christ-like love” she was! In addition we enjoyed our conversations with her regarding numerous subjects; she kept up to date on all matters that are important in life. Lynette loved helping others in any way she could and was always looking for those with needs. Her deep love for her family was always at the top of her priority list! The world was just a better place because of this wonderful astute lady. We will dearly miss her and the love she emanated, but know she is finally with her eternal companion, Bob, who she constantly missed. Our loss is overshadowed by that grand reunion. We express our gratitude for her love to the many she touched. We appreciate her exemplary family and our hearts go out to each of them. We love you all.

  4. Connie Ames says:

    I will miss this beautiful elect lady. She could give a lesson or a talk without a sheet of paper or book to look at. The things she read and studied were embedded in her mind and always at the tip of her tongue. She was always pleasant and positive and happy. She had a kind heart and a deep testimony which she frequently bore. I will always treasure the friendship we shared. I pray that her large posterity will remember her example and pass on her legacy to future generations yet to come. May Heavenly Bless and Comfort her wonderful family.

  5. I was named after Lynette. She and my mother were close friends when they were single and worked together in Utah. My mother loved and admired her so much, she gave me Lynette’s name.

    Lynette contacted me for the first time this past year, to meet me, and to send me letters my mother had written her from Hawaii on her mission.

    She called me several times: “Hi Lynette! This is Lynette!” and we would laugh for joy. She asked me all about my family and my life, and told me about herself and my mother when she was young. So kind! So interested in me. So full of love. She warned me that we might not have very long to know each other, as she didn’t feel she would be much longer on this Earth.

    I realized she hadn’t called lately, and wondered if she had passed through the veil. She was ready. Feeling so blessed to get to know her before she was gone from this life.