Our beloved Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, and hero to many, Clyde I. Konold peacefully passed away in Riverton, Utah, on May 4, 2023. It is impossible to sum up the life of a man who managed to live thousands of lifetimes in only 92 years of life. He was an example of a person who lived every day to the fullest and often reminded others to do the same. Some people only dream of greatness, but he achieved greatness.
Clyde was born on March 26, 1931, to Ira Hobson Konold and Luella Billings Keele in Spanish Fork, Utah. When he was 12 years old, he and his family moved to Fillmore, Utah, where he learned to farm with his Stepfather, Guy Mitchell, and grew to love the area and his newfound skill. One of his passions was traveling, and this love started as a young man as he lived in many areas throughout Southern Utah. He joined the Army and served with honor in the Korean War, where he was decorated for his years of service. He met his beloved wife of 67 years, Maxine, in Fillmore, Utah, where she was working as a waitress in his parents’ bar and grill. They were married on October 30, 1953, and their union became the exquisite start of a legacy that now spans multiple generations.
Clyde was a man of exceptional intelligence. His children lovingly referred to him as a walking encyclopedia. He was a lifelong learner, and even in his final days, he graced his family with the endless amounts of knowledge he obtained over his extraordinary life. He had a photographic memory and remembered everything he read in fine detail. He traveled the world and knew everything about everywhere. If a destination was mentioned, he knew exactly where it was, the best way to get there, and the sights to see. He treasured dressing up and going out, which included everything from attending the Opera to hunting and fishing. He also loved to bring along his wife and family on his many adventures. As he approached his retirement years, nothing could keep him from doing the things he loved. He drove long-haul well into his eighties until he finally decided to “settle down” and spend time with Maxine. He lived a life that many would envy, but the thing he prized above anything else was visiting his beloved family, and he would always bring along some exotic food that he was excited to share.
Clyde is survived by his seven children, Greg (Pilar) Konold, Doug (Carolee) Konold, Debra (Bob) Delis, David Konold, Jeffery (Holly) Konold, Doyle (Shelly) Konold, and his many Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Maxine Maxfield Konold, daughter, Lisa Gutierrez, parents, and five siblings.
All services will be held at Memorial Estates, 6500 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan Utah. There will be an evening viewing held on May 12, 2023, from 6-8 pm. There will be an additional daytime viewing on May 13, 2023, at 12:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on May 13, 2023, at 1:00 pm. Interment to follow.Service Information
Viewing May 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM
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Viewing May 13, 2023 at 12:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
May 13, 2023 at 1:00 PM
Redwood Memorial Mortuary