Nephi "Hal" Clyde was born June 9, 1958, in Riverton, Wyoming, and went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. He was surrounded by his son, Josh Clyde, and his older brother, Scott Clyde. He had been brought to the Rapid City Regional Hospital by Life Flight Ambulance Service from Spearfish, South Dakota.

Hal had been suffering with diabetes for several years and had just been diagnosed with COVID-19.

He was an amazing man. He loved the Lord and his family and had such grace in his heart for every person who came into his life. He was baptized in the Church of Latter-day Saints and loved and believed in Jesus Christ.

Hal was a third-generation underground hard rock miner for most of his career. Later he was a driller, tool pusher, then drove truck for Jim's Water Service out of Gillette until his retirement.

Hal was a confident and outspoken man who lived his life with no fear. You always knew his opinion as well as where you stood with him. He loved the Wyoming mountains and the Red Desert.

He had many friends in the Riverton and Gillette areas. When he went elk hunting, he made sure the horses were fed and ready to go. He was always first to help the greenhorn hunters get their elk and teach them how to survive in the mountains.

Hal shared a new puppy named Katie with his brother, Scott, and recently he said he wanted to change her name to Curly, since her hair had turned to golden curls — and Curly loved being with Hal.

Hal was preceded in death by his parents, Lynn M. Clyde and Ann Clyde of Riverton; and sister-in-law, Jenniffer Treinen Clyde.

He is survived by his son, Josh Clyde of Riverton; and older brothers, Lee Miles Clyde of Atlanta, Georgia, and Scott H. Clyde of Spearfish.

Friends and family may sign his online guestbook and leave written condolences for the family at

This paid obituary was provided by family and friends.

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