Clyde Wayne Reider, 80, passed from this life on July 3, 2021, in Durango, Colorado.
Clyde, also known as C.W., Wayne, Doug, or Tink was born in Durango on November 24, 1940, to Frank and Gladys Reider. He went to school in Ignacio and later joined the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division, where he completed over 300 registered jumps. After the military, Clyde went on to a career in the construction industry and was a skilled heavy equipment operator and carpenter. Clyde was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time in the mountains with his family and friends, while hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed playing cards and reading, especially Western novels. Louis L'Amour was one of his favorite authors; with one of his favorite quotes-“No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.”
Clyde is survived by his wife, Janet Reider of Mancos; children Paul Douglas Knight of Washington; Brenda Riley and husband Royal of Mathis, Texas; Rodney Reider of Murray, Kentucky; Charissee Reider of Mancos; and Randee Reider of Mancos; grandchildren Derrick Dotson of Mathis, Texas; Elyssa Riley of Mathis, Texas; Christian Reider of Murray, Kentucky; and Oshiona Reider of Mancos; sister, Thelma Schuh-Ogston of Durango; brother, Willard Reider of Del Norte; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers John Reider, Howard Reider, and Wesley Reider.
Service will be held at a later date.