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Clyde Pickett

August 25, 1938 — December 9, 2021

Clyde Cecil Pickett, 83 of Arnold, Nebraska passed away December 9, 2021, at Callaway District Hospital. He was born August 25, 1938, in Kaw City, Oklahoma to Clyde and Minnie (Bain) Pickett. He served in the US Army from 1959 through 1962. He married Valera Leach in 1968 and they lived in Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Montana where he worked in the mining and oil industries. After retirement they moved in 2003 to Arnold where he was the Treasurer for the American Legion Post #130 and the Arnold Golf Club. He donated his time as Head Umpire for Little League in Westminster, CO, as well as giving golf lessons to high school students in Arnold. He also enjoyed fishing, playing pool, and picking on his nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. He was an avid football fan and always cheered for the Oklahoma Sooners and the Denver Broncos He is survived by sons Doug (Lourdes) Dailey of Escondido, CA; Craig (Tammy Sullivan) Dailey of Waxahachie, TX; Jeff Dailey of Tacoma, WA; and Kurt Dailey of Renton, WA; daughter Brenda (Garry) Fritz-Evans of Tulsa OK; sisters Peggy (Jim) Stewart of Westminster, CO and Roxy Kautz of Westminster, CO; 7 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews all of which he loved very much. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years Valera; four sisters Juanita Osborn, Maxine Rarrick, Laura Belle Woody, Bridgett “Jeep” Woody; and a grandson Brian Fritz. Clyde would appreciate any donations to be made to the American Legion Post #130 or the Arnold Golf Club. Funeral services are Wednesday, December 15, at 2pm in the American Legion Hall in Arnold with Irv Jennings officiating. Interment will follow at the Arnold Cemetery with military honors. Visitation is Tuesday from 5-7pm at Govier Brothers Funeral Home in Arnold. Memorials are suggested to Arnold American Legion or Arnold Gulf Club. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow/Arnold/Mullen are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at www.govierbrothers.com.
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