Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle & friend, Clyde Frank Wilson (Junior) age 88 passed away January 22, 2020, in Evanston, Wyoming. Junior was born in Randolph, Utah, the son of Frank Clyde and Iva Eunice Hayward Wilson. He married Ruby Elaine Groll, the love of his life, on February 19, 1948. Marriage later solemnized in the Logan, Utah Temple. Seven children were born to this union: Connie, William, Barbara, Steven, Cindy, June and Janet.
Junior loved the life of a cowboy. He was still working cattle horseback at the age of 82. He loved rodeos and was himself a saddle bronc rider when a teenager. Woodruff honored him with a belt buckle for 23 years as the pickup man at their 4th of July rodeo. He also picked up for the Rich County Fair and Rodeo for 16 years. He loved riding horses, watching rodeos, western movies and the Utah Jazz Basketball Team. He loved his family and enjoyed getting together. In 2011 he represented Rich County in the National Day of the American Cowboy at the Days of 47 Celebration in Ogden, Utah.
Junior was very friendly and loved visiting with people. He had an amazing sense of humor and loved to tease and be teased. He was a hard worker and was always grateful to his employers, especially Reesland & Livestock. He enjoyed his morning visits at the station with so many friends. He was a great cowboy, but an even better Dad and Grandpa.
He is survived by his sons and daughters: Connie Lyn Giadiano of Evanston; William Clyde of Randolph; Barbara Ann (Kim) Mortensen St. George; Steven Frank (Marlene) of Randolph; Cindy Donett (Jim) Gregory of Randolph; June (Mickey) Cornelison of Evanston; Janet Hellstrom of Randolph; 26 grandchildren; 75 ½ great grandchildren; Sister Eunice Warren; Brother Jay (Kathy) Wilson; brother-in-law John (Laura) Groll; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, daughter-in-law Connie Jean Wilson, son-in-law Charlie Hellstrom; Brothers Ross, Sheldon, Tom, Max & Bill; Sisters Uarda, Darlene, Verlyn & Margaret; Granddaughters Sherrie & Kristy Pierce, and a great grandson Austin Pierce.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 27th, 2020 in the Randolph LDS Chapel at 12:00 p.m. There will also be a viewing that same day from 10:30-11:45 and also on Sunday January 26 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Randolph LDS Chapel.
Interment will be in the Randolph City Cemetery beside his wife, Ruby Wilson.
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