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David Hyder


December 11, 2019

Nov. 9, 1952 – Nov. 28, 2019

David Glenn Hyder, 67, died Nov. 28, 2019 at Prestige Care in Milwaukie.

He was born Nov. 9, 1952 to Glenn and Evelyn (Anthony) Hyder, and grew up on a farm in Lacomb. He was particularly fond of the many barn cats.

He attended Salt Lake School in first and second grade, and Lacomb School for third through eighth. He graduated from Lebanon Union High in 1970.

Mr. Hyder had a good outlook on life, not taking it too seriously, usually laughing and joking. He enjoyed listening to music – anything with guitar, rock classics and country, especially Rick Nelson and The Stone Canyon Band, Gordan Lightfoot, and Big and Rich.

He loved working on cars, training as a mechanic and a “body and fender man” at Linn Benton Community College. He went to work for Capitol Chevrolet in Salem.

In 1979 Mr. Hyder moved to Apple Valley, Calif. and lived there, as well as close-by in Victorville, returning to Oregon for summers in Lacomb and The Dalles, where his sister, her husband and their daughters resided. After restoring antique cars, weekends were for picnics and swimming.

He was determined to paint their old two-story house for them. Using only a very tall ladder, he had his young nieces “hold it” for him!

While in California, Mr. Hyder worked for Stoneware Pottery and a wood stove company, driving their big trucks and delivering products to a wide range of customers, even into the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 2004, he moved back to Oregon with his longtime partner, Christina Hesser, and they settled in Sweet Home. Their house was adjacent to Sankey Park, full of huge majestic Douglas fir trees. Every year, they could hear the performers at the Jamboree.

They were proud to call Sweet Home “home sweet home” for nine years.

Mr. Hyder is survived by his sister, Nancy Hyder of The Dalles; and nieces Rebekah Hardin of The Dalles, and Rachel Hardin of Gold Beach.

Huston-Jost Funeral Home in Lebanon is handling the arrangements. No service will be held. Private burial will be at Lacomb Cemetery.


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