Published in The Goldendale Sentinel - October 1, 1964, pg 1
[Copied from original newspaper by Researcher Ellen Rowley]
Early Pioneer Passes Away
"Clyde Story, 74, Goldendale, a life-long resident and early pioneer of Klickitat county, passed away at the home of his son, Walter, Tuesday morning,
September 29. Clyde had been in ill health for some time, however on Monday evening he was in good spirits and Tuesday morning he walked from his home place to his son’s farm, helped with the
chores and had breakfast. After breakfast, while assisting in servicing the tractor, he passed away. Death was due to a coronary.
Clyde Story was born in April, 1890, a short distance from where he made his home. He is a son of Caleb and Jane Story who came to Klickitat county in the early days from New York state.
He was married to Miss Clara Harris, December 25, 1912 and the family now lives in the home formerly owned by his wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Harris.
In the early days, Story homesteaded on a piece of land close to where he was born.
He attended the Washington State College institute and has been connected with sheep raising in the valley all his life. He has served as a member of the board of directors of the
Pacific Wool Cooperative, Portland, for many years and has been active in community affairs, Grange work and was one of the early Klickitat county 4-H leaders.
He is survived by his widow, Clara; one son, Walter; a brother, Paul Jordan, Orland, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Frank Schlatter, Gardena, Calif., and a number of grandchildren and
The funeral will be held at the Knosher Funeral Home, Friday afternoon, 2 p.m."
Published in The Goldendale Sentinel - October 8, 1964, pg 7
William Clyde Story
"William Clyde Story passed away suddenly from a heart attack Tuesday morning, September 29, 1964 at his son’s ranch near Goldendale. His parents were
John Caleb and Mary Jane (Young) Story. He was born April 22, 1890 about two and one-half miles east of Goldendale.
He was married December 25. 1912, to Clara L. Harris at the Will Harris farm southeast of Goldendale.
Clyde liked to farm and he engaged in farming and stock raising all of his adult life, specializing in diversified farming and sheep. He was among the first to plant alfalfa in this vicinity.
Interested in community affairs, among his activities are: past president and vice president of the local chamber of commerce; past president and vice president of the local Federal Land Bank;
active for many years in 4-H work; served several years on the Klickitat County Fair Board; was in charge of the first teen-age program of the local Grange. At the time of his death he was
vice president of the Pacific Wool Growers and he was also an honorary deputy-sheriff having served for several years in the past on the Sheriff’s Mounted Posse.
He was a member of the Goldendale Grange and Goldendale Lodge No. 31 F & A M Goldendale Chapter No. 36 RAM, Calvary Commandery No. 22 of Knights Templar of Goldendale and Afifi Temple of the Shrine at Tacoma.
He took great interest in people, especially children. He and Clara from time to time, had various children live with them and attend school.
Clyde Story is survived by his widow, Clara, his son, Walter C. of Goldendale; sister Grace Schlatter of Gardenia, Calif.; brother, Paul Jordan of Orland, Calif; grandchildren,
Kathleen Jane Campbell, Clyde Milton Story and Barbara Joyce Story of Goldendale; and five great grandsons."