He came to Boise in 1955 and met Mary
Christine Henrichs. They were married on September 8, 1957. Their first child,
Wade Keith, was born a year later on their first wedding anniversary. Their
second child, Jeanette, was born June 29, 1963.
He began working on
a survey crew for a pipeline through Oregon, then worked for Idaho Power doing
preliminary surveying for Brownlee Dam. He worked on hydroelectric dams
throughout the northwest for the next 25 years.
In 1972 he moved with his family back to
Boise where in 1975 he started his own business, Porter's Land Surveying, which
he and his son, Wade, ran for the next 40 years. During this time he served on
the Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Licensing Board for ten years.
He served on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
for ten years as well. While on the board for NCEES he was able to travel
extensively around the United States with wife, Christine.
Clyde was a
licensed pilot and loved to fly airplanes with his cousin, Gordon Eldredge, a
retired airline pilot, as often as he could. He loved to snow ski, to ride
horses, game and bird hunting of all sorts, fishing and trail hiking with
family and friends.
He was proceeded
in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister. He is survived by his
wife, Christine, son Wade and daughter Jeanette as well as two brothers and two
sisters, MANY nephews, nieces and longtime friends. Clyde was beloved by many
and will be very deeply missed.