Clyde K. Artz, 72, went to be with his heavenly Father, Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital at Denver. His Funeral will be at 2 P.M., Thursday, May 4 at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Rod Wetzig officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery northeast of Alliance. Memorial contributions in Clyde's name may be made to his family. Friends may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff, Wednesday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. His obituary may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com, where condolences may be left and will be forwarded to his family.
Clyde was born April 18, 1934 in Dundy County, Benkelman, Nebraska, the son of Clyde Harold and Lorene (Mulvany) Artz. He grew up in Dundy County and attended various schools. He later lived with an uncle in Arkansas. He was united in marriage to Janet Coker, July 21, 1985 at Newcastle, Wyo.
He was a master of all trades from a welder, mechanic, carpenter, to his latest endeavor of being the Ditch Master for Castle Rock Irrigation Co. out of McGrew. He also had a small cattle herd and a wheat farm. He was the kind of man that would give you the shirt off of his back. He was also a man of his word with a handshake. Clyde will be sorely missed by his wife and family.
Survivors include his wife Janet of Bayard, mother Lorene Sawdon of Bayard, sister Bernalda Nelson of Bartley, ., Janet's children and grandchildren Robyn Nicodemus and her daughters Heather and Alicia Winters, Michael Nicodemus and his daughter Savannah, Gerald Berry and his sons Alexander and Vance Berry, brother-in-law Ray Coker and his wife Joan, niece Wendy Callenius and her husband Paul, grandson Aaron Palmer, his children from a previous marriage Cynthia, Jeannie, Jay and Julie. He was preceded in death by his father, infant daughter, sister Shirley, niece Joan, brother-in-law Charles Coker and stepson Joel Nicodemus.