Malford Lee Clyde was born on August 10, 1936 in Mitchell to Ernie and Vesta (Clark) Clyde. He was baptized in the Presbyterian Church in Fedora, SD. He graduated from Fedora High School in 1954. On January 27, 1955 Malford entered the U.S. Navy. He was a second class radarman aboard the destroyer radar ship “U.S.S. Bordelon”. Malford was discharged from the service in January 26, 1959. He attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD for a short time and then attended IBM school in Des Moines, IA.
He married Diana Mae Conzemius June 2, 1962 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell, SD and made their home in Mitchell. They were married for fifty years. To this union two children were born, Sandra and Mark.
Malford worked for the U.S. Post Office for thirty-six years. For most of those years he was a window clerk. He retired May 28, 1999. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, the VFW and the American Legion.
He enjoyed gardening, working on his computer, baseball, especially the Boston Red Sox, basketball, the Miami Heat, and the Minnesota Vikings.
Survivors include his wife Diana Clyde, Mitchell, mother, Vesta Clyde, Mitchell, two children, Sandra (Ted) Fiala, Moorland, IA and Mark Clyde, Norfolk, NE; five grandchildren: Branden Fiala, Hannah Fiala, Mikayla Clyde, Alexis Clyde and Nicholas Clyde; one sister, Elaine (Milbert) Pfeiffer of St. George, Utah and brothers-in-law, Charles (Lee) Conzemius, Duane (Kathy) Conzemius, sisters-in-law, Carol Callan, Janet Conzemius all of Mitchell and Darla (John) Willis of Parkston, SD and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernie Clyde in 1969.