Saturday, June 6, 2009

Memorial for Doogie In Queen Creek on Saturday, June 13

A Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel, 20415 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Queen Creek, Arizona.

Gordon Lynn Hyde II
- Doogie -

Captain Gordon Lynn Hyde II, 35, passed away tragically June 3, 2009 from injuries sustained in a swimming accident in Chicago, Ill. Born November 18, 1973 in Monticello, Utah to Gordon Lynn and Joyce Bradford Hyde. He married Valerie Lea Thomas May 23, 1998 in Mesa, Arizona; solemnized Jan.15, 2000 in the Monticello, Utah LDS temple. He graduated from Lassen High School in Susanville, Calif., completed an honorable mission at Kobe Japan, owner of H & H Technology, avid hunter, fisherman, and a Captain flying for SkyWest Airlines under the United and DELTA banners.

To know him was to love him; he lived life fully, loved unconditionally and will be missed by all. Our appreciation to all of the doctors, nurses and staff that did everything possible. Words do not describe our appreciation to the SkyWest Team from the top to the bottom for their help, support, prayers and strength, you have shown us great honor and by so doing, honored yourself.

He is survived by his wife Valerie, children Joshua Lynn, Bradford Thomas, and Hailey Jo, sisters Audree (Chris) Roberts of Layton, Holly (Matthew) Unrein of Tooele, parents Gordon Lynn (Susan) Hyde of Sandy, Joyce Bradford (Jay) Fackrell of Midvale, grandparents LaRae and Kay Bradford of Blanding, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandparents Gordon (Zona) Hyde and Donna Anderson Holdeman.

Funeral services will be held Monday June 8, 2009 Eleven am at the Sandy LDS Crescent Ridge 5th Ward Chapel, 10975 S Prescott Dr., Sandy, Utah; where friends may call Sunday 6-8 pm and Monday one hour prior to services. Interment Tuesday at the Monticello City Cemetery.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Doogie's Funeral in Utah, Memorial in Arizona

Doogie's funeral is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 8 in Sandy, Utah. A memorial will be held in Queen Creek, Arizona on Saturday, June 13.

I will post details later.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Our son-in-law Doogie

By now most of you have heard about our son-in-law Doogie's accident on Memorial Day. He did well for several days. Valerie and his family were with him since shortly after the accident and got to spend 30 minutes with him last Saturday when he was awake and alert. He could not speak, but he was able to communicate with them. Since then he has been unresponsive. An MRI was done late Monday night.

He has had a massive irreversible stroke. He will not recover. Doogie is an organ donor. Organ recipients are on their way to Chicago at this time. They and their families are experiencing the mixed emotion of rejoicing for their opportunity and sorrow for our loss. Doogie will be able to provide extended life for some and improved life for others.

We love Doogie. He was blessed with a brilliant mind. He could fix anything and enjoyed helping those of us that were less skilled. He was blessed with three beautiful children who loved him. He was proud of his boys, loved taking them places and told stories about the things they said and the things they did. Doogie bought fingernail polish for his daughter. He painted her finger and toe nails every week. He and Valerie loved to travel and had wonderful vacations together. Doogie lived large. He has many friends that he loved. He will be missed.