Clyde Allan Fechser (1932 - 2015)

Clyde Allan Fechser
1932 - 2015
updated February 06, 2019
Clyde Allan Fechser, father to 1 child, was born on April 2, 1932. He was born to Faye Murran (Boyden) Fechser and Clyde Isaac Fechser. He married Colleen Johnson, and they gave birth to Peggy Ann (Fechser) Sutton. Clyde died on July 10, 2015 at 83 years of age.


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Apr 3, 1909 - May 21, 1987
Apr 3, 1905 - Aug 5, 1957



Clyde Allan Fechser & Colleen Leanora (Johnson) Fechser




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Clyde Allan Fechser died at home on July 10, 2015. He was born in 1932 in his grandfather’s house in Provo, Utah—son of Clyde Isaac Fechser and Faye Murran Boyden.

Allan attended Provo schools, graduating from Provo High School. He attended Brigham Young University for a time before attending and graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Allan was a licensed professional engineer. He later earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

While attending the University of Utah, Allan met and married Colleen Johnson, who provided a life of love and fun. After college, Allan became an Air Force pilot for three years before returning to civilian life as a design engineer. In 1963 he was recalled for active duty, flying fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. He was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for air rescue activities during the Vietnam conflict and other awards. He retired from active duty as a lieutenant colonel in 1980. Following active duty service, he taught at Westminister College in Salt Lake City for a few years and then enjoyed designing and supervising the building of his Davis County house. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as a teacher, as Elder’s Quorum president, in high priest group leadership, as branch president, as bishop, and as a member of the stake high council.

Allan loved to read and to work with his yard, garden, and fruit trees.

Allan is survived by his wife; children Peggy Ann (Don) Sutton, David Allan (Lori) Fechser, and Cappy Anne Fechser; six grandchildren; and sisters Elaine (Dee) Davis and Susan (James) Waite. He is predeceased by his sisters Phyllis (Mark) Freebairn and Joyce (Wayne) Brown.

Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the Kaysville City Cemetery, 500 Crestwood Rd., Kaysville, Utah, 84037.

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In 1932, in the year that Clyde Allan Fechser was born, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1940, by the time he was just 8 years old, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1956, when he was 24 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1967, Clyde was 35 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1988, he was 56 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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