In memory of
Clyde A. Kowallis
In memory of
Clyde A. Kowallis
Clyde A. Kowallis Clyde A. Kowallis, born January 12, 1935 in Boise, Idaho - died June 23, 2020 in Palm Desert, California, at home, from acute myeloid leukemia. Clyde was born and raised in Boise - graduated 1953 from Boise HS, was on the Golf Team and earned his letter in football. Attended Boise JC. Spent his childhood summers from age four to 14 on his maternal grandparents farm in Minden, Utah - not as a summer camper but as a farm worker to help his grandfather, as the other male relatives were serving in the war - Clyde attributed that time as a character building education. After his father started the business of Kowallis & Richards (industrial hardware) in 1949, Clyde spent the rest of his business life working there. Other than for a stint in the Idaho Army National Guard - which covered a total of 10 years - he graduated from OCS and left the service as a 1st Lieutenant, in 1962, when his father issued an ultimatum to choose either the Army or the family business. Clyde married Carol Ann Crandall in 1955 - they had two sons, Tracy and Terry. Clyde was a big supporter of the Boise State Broncos, having lifetime seats for all Boise State events and attended the Fiesta Bowls, Poinsettia Bowl and away games in Honolulu. Carol died in 2001. Shortly thereafter he was introduced to Gail Arnold by mutual friends in the desert. Clyde called this time of his life "his second act" - they were married in 2005. So, Clyde only married once every 50 years. They had a wonderful life together - life is easier when you're no longer running a business or raising children. He was a member of Hillcrest CC in Boise since 1971 and a member of Ironwood CC in Palm Desert, CA, since 2002. He started playing golf when he was eight years old and started shooting his age when he was 79. He enjoyed tennis, skiing and hiking until recent years. They enjoyed their summers in Lake Tahoe where they had a power boat for calm mornings and a sailboat for Tahoe's afternoon winds. They enjoyed traveling and visited every continent, some more than once. Clyde is survived by his widow, Gail, of Palm Desert, CA and Incline Village, NV - his sons Tracy (Sandy), Terry (Marcy), grandson, Bill of Boise - granddaughter, Carly, of Colorado Springs, his brother Ray (Barbara) of Fort Oglethorpe, GA, his nieces Sherry (Mike) Nolen of Shaver Lake CA, and Chris (Louis) Amorebieta of Eagle, ID - and Gail's children, Ed (Carol) Arnold of Auburn, CA, Deanne (Allen) Gray of Reno, NV and grandchildren, Hudson (Sarah) Arnold of Alameda, CA, Amelia Arnold of San Rafael, CA, Casey Gray of Reno, NV and Harrison Gray of San Diego, CA, who loved and appreciated Clyde in their lives so very much. Clyde was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Katie Lee. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. We are very appreciative of the efforts of Bridge Hospice and his in-home caregivers, Griselda Valenzuela, Cathy Meadows and Arturo Castellanos. Rose Mortuary & Crematory is entrusted with the final arrangements. There will be a burial service in Boise at a later date.
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In memory of
Clyde A. Kowallis
Clyde A. Kowallis Clyde A. Kowallis, born January 12, 1935 in Boise, Idaho - died June 23, 2020 in Palm Desert, California, at home, from acute myeloid leukemia. Clyde was born and raised in Boise - graduated 1953 from Boise HS, was on the Golf Team and earned his letter in football. Attended Boise JC. Spent his childhood summers from age four to 14 on his maternal grandparents farm in Minden, Utah - not as a summer camper but as a farm worker to help his grandfather, as the other male relatives were serving in the war - Clyde attributed that time as a character building education. After his father started the business of Kowallis & Richards (industrial hardware) in 1949, Clyde spent the rest of his business life working there. Other than for a stint in the Idaho Army National Guard - which covered a total of 10 years - he graduated from OCS and left the service as a 1st Lieutenant, in 1962, when his father issued an ultimatum to choose either the Army or the family business. Clyde married Carol Ann Crandall in 1955 - they had two sons, Tracy and Terry. Clyde was a big supporter of the Boise State Broncos, having lifetime seats for all Boise State events and attended the Fiesta Bowls, Poinsettia Bowl and away games in Honolulu. Carol died in 2001. Shortly thereafter he was introduced to Gail Arnold by mutual friends in the desert. Clyde called this time of his life "his second act" - they were married in 2005. So, Clyde only married once every 50 years. They had a wonderful life together - life is easier when you're no longer running a business or raising children. He was a member of Hillcrest CC in Boise since 1971 and a member of Ironwood CC in Palm Desert, CA, since 2002. He started playing golf when he was eight years old and started shooting his age when he was 79. He enjoyed tennis, skiing and hiking until recent years. They enjoyed their summers in Lake Tahoe where they had a power boat for calm mornings and a sailboat for Tahoe's afternoon winds. They enjoyed traveling and visited every continent, some more than once. Clyde is survived by his widow, Gail, of Palm Desert, CA and Incline Village, NV - his sons Tracy (Sandy), Terry (Marcy), grandson, Bill of Boise - granddaughter, Carly, of Colorado Springs, his brother Ray (Barbara) of Fort Oglethorpe, GA, his nieces Sherry (Mike) Nolen of Shaver Lake CA, and Chris (Louis) Amorebieta of Eagle, ID - and Gail's children, Ed (Carol) Arnold of Auburn, CA, Deanne (Allen) Gray of Reno, NV and grandchildren, Hudson (Sarah) Arnold of Alameda, CA, Amelia Arnold of San Rafael, CA, Casey Gray of Reno, NV and Harrison Gray of San Diego, CA, who loved and appreciated Clyde in their lives so very much. Clyde was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Katie Lee. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. We are very appreciative of the efforts of Bridge Hospice and his in-home caregivers, Griselda Valenzuela, Cathy Meadows and Arturo Castellanos. Rose Mortuary & Crematory is entrusted with the final arrangements. There will be a burial service in Boise at a later date.
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