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Clyde 'Swede' Harvey


Clyde Walter "Swede" Harvey, 97, passed away, on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cody, Wyo., two days before his 98th birthday

Born at home on July 20, 1918, he was the son of Newton Isaac "Newt" and Eve (Bussard) Harvey. 

On December 14, 1940, he married Wilma Rose English in Lovell, Wyo. The couple purchased a farm five miles north of Thermopolis near Swede's family. They had two children. Swede, also known as "Buster," did custom dirt work, farmed and ranched.

Other than his large extended family, his loves were hunting and working with horses. Still working with horses at the age of 87, he and his horses moved to Texas to live with grandson, Todd Harvey. In July 2007, he moved to Cody to live with his daughter, Leona McClellan until his death.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Olga Harvey; daughter, Leona of Cody, Wyo .; grandchildren, Todd and Paul (Nicki) Harvey, Bill Flinn, and Michelle (Dave) Smith; great-grandchildren, Stephen (Chelsie) Flinn, Jessica (Chris) Weber, Jacob Harvey, Chloe and Hamish Smith; and great, great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Cejaye and Kashtyn Flinn and Ryker Weber.

He is preceded in death by his parents; five siblings; wife, Wilma; son, Walter Douglas Harvey; daughter-in-law, Melody; granddaughter, Brenda Flinn, and son-in-law, Brad McClellan.  

Funeral services will be Friday, July 29, 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Harvey Seidel officiating. Burial will follow at Monument Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Yellowstone Young Life, P.O. Box 1374, Cody, WY 82414 in Harvey's name. Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online memories may be expressed at



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