Delbert Clyde Rees


Clyde Rees was born 5 October 1938 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Delbert Clayton Rees and Mary “Rhea” Biesinger. He died in Malad, Idaho on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 after a long battle with bladder cancer and the effects of the treatments for that cancer.

Clyde moved to Malad with his wife, Margaret in 1999. They love Malad and have been very happy living here with good friends and neighbors. Clyde has been involved in various community activities, including the annual Welsh Festival, Cub Scouting, and the Senior Citizens Center

Clyde was educated in the Salt Lake City schools and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a Masters Degree in geology. He worked as an exploration geologist in both mineral and petroleum exploration. He married Linda Deon Milligan in 1964 and they had six children. They later divorced. In 1989, Clyde married Margaret Ruth Myers following a “divine intervention” courtship and always declared their marriage was truly made in heaven. They were later sealed in the Jordan River Temple. Clyde adopted Margaret’s youngest son, Darren, after he was asked by Darren several times,

Clyde was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has had many callings therein which he served faithfully. He and Margaret served a Family History mission in Brigham City, Utah.

Clyde is preceded in death by his parents, his only sibling, Linda, his first wife, Linda, and most of his cousins. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret, six sons, one daughter, two stepsons, two stepdaughters, and a nephew. He is blessed with 24 living grandchildren with one on the way and is proud to have his first great grandchild. He was a quiet, simple man who had a great love for all the members of his family. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 4 at 12 noon in the Malad LDS 1st Ward Chapel, 1250 N. 1000 W.. Friends may visit with the family at the Horsley Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 6-7 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to

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