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Clyde Allen Rife

Clyde Allen Rife, age 68, of Watson, Oklahoma, died on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at his home. He was born on Sunday, November 2, 1952, to Carl E. Rife and Madeline Ann Stropes Rife in Muscatine, Iowa.

Clyde was of the Christian faith and was an incredibly hard worker. He worked at Tyson foods for thirty-four years. Clyde loved the outdoors, and really enjoyed being outside on his cattle farm. He liked country music and loved spending time with his family. His grandchildren and wife were always a great source of joy for him. Clyde was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Karen Fields and Baby Ann Rife; and two grandchildren, Mathew Salinas and Emma Kugler.

Clyde is survived by his loving wife, Teddy Rife of Watson, Oklahoma; two sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Ericka Salinas of New Boston, Texas, and David Rife of Cove; three daughters and son-in-law, Brandy and Jason Sparks of Grannis, Patricia Ashley of Broomfield, Colorado, and Bonnie Sue Rife of Aurora, Colorado; two brothers and sister-in-law, Carl and Janice Rife of Letts, Iowa, and Dirk Rife of Anabel, Missouri; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Cherri and Dave Morrison of Andalusia, Illinois, and Theresa and Gerald Hubler of Macon, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren, Jason C. Sparks, Chloe Sparks, Dakota Ashley, Brendan Ashley, Lillian Ashley, Sarai Stockton, Erika Williams, Christopher Salinas, Sophia Salinas, Ericka Sturtz, Natasha Kugler, Graceland Kugler, James Kugler, Jake Kugler, Paige Rife; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

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