Clyde I. Southerd of Sierra Vista passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at his home in Sierra Vista. Clyde was the son of the late Cecil and Florence Southerd; he was born in Auburn, California, and resided in Sierra Vista for the past 18 years. He worked as an entertainer in Tombstone; the “Town Too Tough To Die”. He enjoyed spending time talking and socializing with people from all walks of life. He was known as the Arizona Cowboy.
At an early age, he joined the military, servicing both active and reserve components for seven years, providing dedication and loyal service to his country.
In 1998 while doing what he loved, he danced his way into the heart of the love of his life, Ms. Rachael Cordova, to whom he was happily married for 23 years in loving companionship until he departed this earthly life.
Mr.Southerd (Ron) was a man of many talents and skills; he considered himself and a "jack of all trades", and believed he could do all things through God who gave him strength. He loved art, history, carpentry, racing, gardening, and bird-watching. He was a man with a loving passion and special concern for children and was considered by his own grandchildren as Arizona Grappa.
His father, and mother, one daughter, and son preceded him in death.
He leaves the surviving family members to cherish his loving memories:
His wife Rachael C. Southerd, two sisters Linda Belgard - Oregon, Deanna Blaylock; one daughter Cristina Leigh(Howard)-Oregon, one son Ricky Blaylock; two stepdaughters, Cindy Taylor(Mark)-Phoenix AZ, Amanda Brown-Sierra Vista AZ; two stepsons Manuel Brown(Melissa) -Tucson AZ, Kenneth Brown(Elizabeth)-Coolidge AZ; Mother-in-law Damacia Cordova-Douglas AZ; four brother-in-law’s, Pete Cordova(Ana)-Douglas AZ, Roger Cordova(Maria)-Coolidge AZ, Rueben Cordova(Cynthia) California; Four sister-in-law’s; Esther Cordova, Ruth Cordova, Neomi Stanley, Lucy Ortega; forty grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Friend, Soldier, and Servant of God you will be missed.
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