– Clyde died July 31, 2019 in Stayton, one-month shy of
his 99th birthday. He was born August 31, 1920 to
Charles and Ella (Mauer) Hilton in Farnam, NE and was very
proud of his Nebraska heritage, travelling back as often as
possible to visit with family and friends.
moved to West Stayton in 1937 with his parents and brothers.
He soon met his bride to be Alice Davenport in Aumsville.
Clyde then moved to Grants Pass where he graduated high
school in 1938, playing football and baseball, lettering in
each sport. Clyde returned to West Stayton to continue his
courtship with Alice. Later returning to Grants Pass where
he married Alice on, May 11, 1941. They had their first son,
Doug in Grants Pass before heading back to West Stayton to
become farmers. Together they raised pole beans, corn, and
blackberries and later son, Danny was born.
enjoyed the outdoors including deer hunting with his family.
He and buddy Gene would go to Summer Lake goose hunting
every chance they got.
Spring Clyde and Alice went to Arizona to watch Spring
baseball training, especially for the Seattle Mariners.
meant going to Weiser, ID to attend the National Old-Time
fiddlers contest as Clyde was an avid music lover being an
amazing harmonica player himself.
and Alice were members of Stayton First Baptist Church which
became Foothills Church for over 70 years. His faith was
very important to him.
was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ella, wife
Alice, brothers Cyril, Leon, and Boyd, and sons Doug and
Danny. He is
survived by his daughter-in-law Bertha Hilton, 5
grandchildren, and several great and great-great
of Life will be Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at
2:00pm at the Foothills Church in Stayton. The
family wishes to thank Elmcroft Senior Living for all their
amazing care and love they gave Clyde during his residency.
We also want to thank Willamette Valley Hospice for their
tender loving care they provided during his final months.
can be made to the Union Gospel Mission or Willamette Valley
the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.