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Clyde Merle Eggett 

12/2/1945 ~ 1/27/2019
Cedar City - Clyde Merle Eggett, 73, passed away peacefully on January 27th 2019, in Cedar City, UT. He was born 12/2/1945 in Salt Lake City, UT to Merle Joseph Eggett and Dawn LaRue Haueter Eggett. He grew up in Bountiful, UT and graduated from Bountiful High School, The University of Utah, and earned an MBA from Southern Illinois University.
On September 6, 1967 he married his sweetheart Kristene Dunford in the Salt Lake City Temple.

Dad grew up in Bountiful surrounded by loved ones who always encouraged him to excel. As a child he found a love for the Boy Scouting Program achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 13. He loved sports and worked hard to be the best. His first love was baseball. He was on the first Little League team in Bountiful and was able to help his team make it to the Regional Championship winning the State of Utah championship. Dad continued to excel in sports into High School lettering in Football, Basketball, track, and Baseball, achieving all-state in 1964. Dad was awarded a full ride baseball scholarship to the University of Utah.

Ever since he was a young boy, Dad wanted to fly. Upon graduation he joined the Air Force and completed flight training. Dad served in the Air Force from 1967 to 1975 and also from 1979 retiring in 1995 as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his career in the Air Force, Dad was an Instructor pilot and Stan/Eval for many types of airplanes including the T-38, T-37, T-33, F-106, KC-135 and the EC-135. His last assignment in Omaha, NE, was in the Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, a 24 hr. a day, 365 a year Cold War airborne command center. He was chosen to fly the last mission of the Cold War/Looking Glass.

In 1995, he moved his family back to Utah and built a home in Cedar City. His grandchildren will always remember him as the "Best Waffle Maker", continuing to ask for him to make his famous waffles whenever they visited.

From the time Dad was a little child, he always had animals nearby. Dad loved Labrador Retrievers and Siamese cats. If you had an hour, he would tell you of the funny adventures of his animals. It broke his heart when they passed.

He was known for being a gregarious people person, dedicated to serving his neighbors and fellow Ward members in his Church. Dad enjoyed serving in the Church as a Branch President, Elders Quorum president, High Priest Group leader, High Counselor, and over the last few years serving as an Ordinance Worker in the St. George and Cedar City temples.

He is survived by his wife Kristene and 5 children. Sean (Emily) of Stansbury Park, UT; Lesha Felt (Jason) of Las Vegas, NV; Ryan (Michele) of Lincoln, NE; Brett (Jamee) of Cedar City, UT; Casey (Jennifer) of North Salt Lake City, UT; 18 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents Merle and Dawn Eggett, and one grandchild Trevor.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Cedar City West Stake Center (725 S 1100 W, Cedar City, UT). Viewings will be held on Friday February 1, 2019 at Southern Utah Mortuary from 5:00 to 7:00 pm (190 N 300 W, Cedar City) and also from 11:30 to 12:30 at the Stake Center on Saturday February 2. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery directly after the service under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent at www.sumortuary.com

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n lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Humanitarian fund.

Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Jan. 31, 2019
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