Mary Ann Clyde
January 16, 1938 – January 11, 2020
Mary Ann Clyde, 81, of Sandy, Utah, died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Her family was by her side. Mary Ann was born Jan. 16, 1938, in Logan, Utah, the youngest of five children of former Utah Gov. George Dewey Clyde and Ora Packard Clyde. At age 16, she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. There she attended East High School and then the University of Utah, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education. Mary Ann’s greatest joy came from her family, especially her children and grandchildren and her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 22 years, volunteered as a hostess in downtown Salt Lake City and served five Latter-day Saint missions: the London, England; the 1964/65 World’s Fair in New York City; the Hamilton New Zealand Temple; the London England Temple; and the Hong Kong China Temple. Mary Ann had many dear friends in Utah and throughout the world. Deeply committed to her career as a travel agent, she was still assisting clients at the time of her death. Her work, coupled with her love of people, cultures and geography, took her across the globe. She especially loved to travel with her family. She taught her grandchildren to travel from a young age, and they were her favorite travel companions. She showed them the world. During her lifetime, Mary Ann visited 149 Latter-day Saint temples. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her son, Ron Clyde Christensen who died Dec. 16, 1994; her siblings; and her parents. She is survived by her daughter Julie and son-in-law Andrew Howell and her four grandchildren: Taylor, Caitlin, Tanner (Hannah) and Tate Howell. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Willow Creek 6th Ward meetinghouse, 2115 East Sublette Place, Sandy, Utah, 84093. Friends may call on the family before the service from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.wasatchlawn.com for the Clyde family.
- Julie Howell (Andrew Howell), Daughter
- Ron Clyde Christensen, Son (deceased)
Viewing Prior to Funeral Service
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Willowcreek 6th Ward
2115 E Sublett Place
Mary Ann Clyde
January 18, 2020
Developing a friendship with Mary Ann in England when we were both serving a mission at the London Temple was a delightful blessing to me. I had been serving a proselyting mission in England the previous 15 months and had been given a name of a sister that I was to give the missionary discussions to. As Mary Ann had a car she agreed to drive me and be my companion. Mary Ann and I had many wonderful experiences with this dear sister.
We developed a wonderful friendship that has lasted through the years, and of course we traveled together with other friends on several trips. Some of these trips took us to temples to reach her goal of attending all of the dedicated temples. Mary Ann was fun to be with, as she was so caring, thoughtful, and adventuresome. You have an awesome mother and grandmother. I love her! Our friendship will be eternal!
January 17, 2020
We spent many fun times especially our Christmas open house we ate together and traveled together our trip to South Acmerica was the best Julie please call so we can talk we still spend our summers in Paris Idaho would love to have a visit our phone number is 859 913 9170 we are so sorry for your loss I know you will miss your best friend with love LaMar and Karen
January 16, 2020
I am so saddened to learn of Mary Ann's passing. I believe I was one of her first "travel clients" back in about 1982. She booked my most recent flight for Christmas, 2019! We became such good friends. I was delighted when she traveled to see the Tucson temple and stayed with me. I shall miss her very much.
My deepest sympathy and condolences to her loving family.
January 15, 2020
Dear Julie and family how sad i am to here of your Mom's passing it came as such a shock
I am so glad to have known her she was a generous loving giving person i met Mary Ann while she was serving her second mission in England we became close friend and had the privilege to visit her lovely home in Sandy and stay with her for 6 weeks when i arrived she met me at the airport she hadn't changed a bit. and had planned the whole of my 6 weeks for me visiting 13 different Temples going to so many lovely places. She will always hold a special place in my heart. She truly loved her family and her grandchildren meant everything to her. I shall miss the emails telling me what there all up to. God Bless all of you and know you will be in my thoughts and prayers Deepest Sympathy Jean
January 14, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I have so many memories of her when were little including when she would take us swimming at Grandma Clyde's and the cruise we went on to the Bahamas. She was a wonderful, warm-hearted woman who demonstrated grace, love, dignity and strength throughout her life. My thoughts are with you and your family.
January 14, 2020
We loved hearing about Mary Ann's travels to temples, attending her festive Christmas party and having quiet conversations with her in her home. She was a delightful person and we'll miss her ♡ Alan and Laura Matheson
Richard Clyde Jr
January 14, 2020
Lucy and I were saddened to hear about the loss of your dear mother over the weekend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
We love you
Rick and Lucy Clyde