June 24, 1937 - Sept. 17, 2012
Clyde Edward Davis Jr., Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Humboldt State University, died peacefully at his home in Bend, Oregon, on September 17, 2012, at the age of 75. He was with family.
Clyde earned his B.S. at the College of Idaho in 1959, and his M.S. from Oregon State University in 1961. He taught chemistry at Casper College for three years before continuing his education to earn his Ph.D. at Colorado State University in 1968. Clyde then taught for one year at California State University, San Luis Obispo before doing post-doctorate research at the Australian National University in Canberra. He taught chemistry at Humboldt State for 30 years, 1969-2000, serving as department chair from 1990-1992 and an exchange professor to the University of Wollongong, Australia, in 1998.
Other than teaching, his passions included rocks, minerals and research. His research interests were diverse.
Clyde was born in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, on June 24, 1937, to parents Clyde Davis, Sr. and Beulah DeFur, both deceased. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Phyllis; daughter, Sydney; son, Scott; and dog Riley.
Prior to moving to Bend in his retirement, Clyde lived in Trinidad, California, from 1969-2002, where he and Phyllis raised their children.
Family will conduct a private memorial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clydes name to: Oregon State University College of Science or Department of Chemistry, http://campaignforosu.org/thecampaign/index.htm, the American Lung Association, http://www.lung.org/donate/memorial-honor-gifts/ or Partners In Care, http://www.partnersbend.org/Contact-Us/