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Clyde Welbaum, Jr.

Clyde Welbaum Jr., of Safford, Arizona, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at his home with his family at his bedside. Clyde was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on March 29, 1943.

Clyde and his family moved to Tucson in 1976, and then to Safford in 1993 after he retired from teaching. He received his master’s degree from St. Francis University in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and a degree in Spanish from the University of Columbia in Bogota, Columbia. Clyde taught American History, Spanish and Social Studies in Ft. Wayne,Columbia, Tucson, and Bowie AZ, and was principal of Colonial Christian School in Ft. Wayne and Palo Verde Christian School in Tucson. He was highly respected and loved by his all his students.

Clyde and his wife, Joyce, had 53 wonderful years of marriage together and raised their two children Scott and Kathryn. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, and he enjoyed camping, collecting stamps and coins, reading and free weight workouts. He loved his family above all and was always a true gentleman.

Clyde fought the good fight through many years and is now at peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Clyde was preceded in death by: his parents, Clyde Sr. and Dorothy; and by two grandsons, KJ and Anthony.

He is survived by: his wife, Joyce; son, Scott (Maria); daughter, Kathryn (Joshua); grandchildren, Katrina, Kirstie, Jessica, Kyle and Jenny; and great-grandchildren, Conner, Dominic and Kacie.

Private family services will be conducted at a later date.

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A candle was lit in memory of Clyde Welbaum, Jr.

Sharon Welker Oct 17 2021 3:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Clyde Welbaum, Jr.

Lyla, Kent, and Deb Hadler Oct 12 2021 1:31 PM

What a dear gentleman❣️

LaWynn Brown Oct 11 2021 9:47 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Clyde Welbaum, Jr.

Elizabeth Burress Oct 8 2021 11:15 AM

What an amazing teacher he was, because of him I got to see and learn so much about history. I remember him taking us to Tombstone every year for the four years of high school. Thank you Mr. Welbaum for your time and dedication you had to teach your students! You will be greatly missed but you did leave a lasting impression. I pray Gods peace and comfort surrounds your love ones in this trying time.

Patricia Estrada Maldonado (Class of 1982) Oct 7 2021 2:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Clyde Welbaum, Jr.

Sara Sathyamoorthy Oct 7 2021 7:07 AM