Clyde F. Hanson, 88

Clyde F. Hanson passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise. He was 88.

Clyde was born April 21, 1932 at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho a son of Frans and Sarah (Snead) Hanson. He lived the last 60 years in Grangeville, Idaho. He retired from the Army Reserve as a Lt. Col.

He was known in the area for his volunteer work with many organizations and groups. He was a volunteer fireman. He spent many years teaching EMS and CPR classes all around the area.

Clyde is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marietta, sons Bruce Hanson of Spokane Valley, WA and David Hanson of Juneau, AK, daughter Joyce Hanson of Windsor, WI, sister Barbara Monty of Vista, CA, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter Patricia Buckendorf.

No services are planned. A burial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to

Condolences to the family of Clyde F. Hanson, 88

  • Kathy Hedberg says:

    Marietta and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Clyde. What a great fellow he was and such a benefit to our community. Blessings and peace to you all.

  • Shari Kuther says:

    Hanson family,
    I want to offer my sincere condolences in the loss to all of you. Clyde was a special man, and without his tireless effort EMS would not be what it is today! Multiple generations have learned from him not only how to care for, rescue and save people but also how to give of oneself fir the better of others. We will all miss Clyde! Thank you for sharing him with all of us! May he rest in peace!

  • Christine Frei says:

    Clearwater Economic Development Association deeply appreciated our interactions with Clyde. His knowledge and volunteer work with the historical society was amazing. We enjoyed his stories and his desire to always be learning. We also appreciate his service through Clearwater RC&D. It was not long ago that we reached out to pick his expertise on some local history. We are thinking of the family! Blessings to you.

  • Dave Holthaus says:

    To the family of Clyde Hanson,
    I am sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great person as a man, educator, and comrade. Working for St. Mary’s Ambulance for so many years, I had many interactions with him. When asked to help he was always the first to help. The Prairie has lost a great man. Rest in Peace Clyde, knowing that you are loved and missed.

  • Shelley Kuther says:

    I first met Clyde in about 1985, and I still remember a new technique he helped develop for tearing a car apart! I’d also run into him at Legion and Auxiliary conventions and finally at Brown Bag Luncheons. I was always amazed at the tech skills he had. I will surely miss him.

  • Mary and Bob Mangold says:

    Dear Marietta and family, I am so very sorry for our loss of a great man in our midst. Clyde has always been a person of great charitable efforts, helping and doing, for so many areas of community. He service as a veteran is honored and all of the events that were commemorated by his great spirit. Our deepest sympathies are with you in this very difficult time of grief and sorrow for his loss. Rest assured, Clyde Hanson may have left this earth, but his work and the good deeds that he performed year after year, will always live in our hearts and treasured memories.

  • Mark Anderson says:

    I have fond memories of extrication class in the snow with Clyde. I learned a lot from him that kept my patients and I safe and led to many successful extrications . I will miss you Clyde. You set an example for the community

  • Travis Myklebust says:

    I have many great memories of riding to extrication classes with Clyde over the years. He has impact a great number of fire and EMS responders in our state and it was an honor to know him. He always went out of his way to say hi and he was apart of my EMS and fire career. God bless and know you are all in my prayers.

  • Judy Leuck says:

    Marietta and family–I was so sorry to read of Clyde’s passing. Most people know of his many contributions to the community, especially in the health field; however, most do not know of the years that Clyde volunteered to teach CPR to GHS Health class students. We will never know how many lives may be saved as these graduates went out into the world with this knowledge. He was one of the good ones..

  • Wendy & Bryan Lind says:

    Clyde was a kind soul always had a smile. Diring our tears in Grangeville as neighbors many great conversations were had, he will be greatly missed in the community. Bryan and I send our deepest sympathies. God Bless

  • Ron Wittman says:

    I met Clyde as a county commissioner in Nez Perce Co. in 2003. I served on several boards with Clyde in my 8 years and learned so much from his knowledge it was phenomenal. It was so sad to see that he had passed and this Covid bull shi+ is unfair to keep us from celebrating a mans’ life that has affected so-so many in such a great way. RIP MY FRIEND.

  • Marilyn Stolley Rose, Mike Stolley, Sue Stolley Gardner says:

    Our sincere sympathies to all of you. Clyde was a pillar to the community he so unselfishly served.

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