Clyde G. Babcock 69
Clyde G. Babcock, 69, of Post Falls, Idaho, passed away on Jan. 29, 2019, in Spokane, Wash. He was born June 5, 1949, in Enumclaw, Wash., to George Babcock and Clara Tappen. His parents divorced when he was very young. For a while, he spent times of good memories with cousins in Spearfish, S.D. Then his father married Gladys Wendt.
Clyde grew up in Post Falls and graduated from Post Falls High School in the Class of 1968. He immediately went into the U.S. Navy, and was then sent to Vietnam. Clyde was discharged in 1971. He then went to California, where he was in the Navy Reserves and worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad for the next 11 years.
During this time, the railroad laid off employees, and Clyde came to North Idaho to visit family and friends over Christmas. That’s when he met Bonnie Friborg. They were married the next summer. Clyde chose to go back into the Navy. While he sailed off to duty, Bonnie stayed at home in Treasure Island, Bremerton and Port Orchard, Wash. Clyde also spent time in Desert Storm. Once he retired, the family moved back to Post Falls. They were longtime members of the Post Falls Church of the Nazarene.
Clyde is survived by his wife, Bonnie; her daughter and two grandsons; his father; two half-brothers; three half-sisters and his birth mom.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at the Post Falls Church of the Nazarene, 308 W. 12th Ave., Post Falls, ID 83854, with a graveside service with military honors to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Post Falls.
Yates Funeral Home is entrusted with final arrangements. Please visit Clyde’s online memorial and sign his guest book at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com.