Clyde R. "C.R." Malone was born on March 25, 1933 in Springer, NM to parents, Clyde and Mona May Malone. He died on June 4, 2020 at his home in Stanfield, OR at the age of 87 years. C.R. enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1953 and served as an aircraft mechanic during the Korean War until his honorable discharge in 1957.
C.R. was united in marriage to Maxine L. Wilkerson on May 17, 1958 in Ulysses, KS. They lived in Kansas, New Mexico, and Colorado before settling in Stanfield, OR in 1983 where he has lived since. C.R. and Maxine were sealed in the Portland Temple on May 17, 1990. He first worked at the Stage Gulch Ranch before working for many years as a mechanic for Circle C Farms and for a time on the McCarty Ranch. C.R. was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He enjoyed leather craft, fishing, hunting in NM, farm & ranch work, being a rodeo clown most of his younger years, and being outdoors. C.R. also enjoyed talking to his neighbors, friends, and local residents.
He is survived by his son: Clifford Malone (Cindy Olson), Cortez, CO; daughters: Mona Harrison (Jesse D.) Cortez, CO, Glenda Malone Hack, Stanfield, OR; brother: Jim Malone, Boise City, OK and Larry "Bud" Malone, Pioneer, CA; brother-in-law: Gary Wilkerson, Derby, KS; grandchildren: Angela Graves (Harold), Jesse Harrison Jr (Rindy), Robert Harrison (Hailee), Crystal Malone, Katie Hack, Kelsey Hack & Shawna Lively (Jeff); great-grandchildren: Adrina, Katlyn, Corwin, Johnny, Devin, Brittany, Damon, Daniel, Anakin & Brendan; a great-great-granddaughter: Alice; numerous nieces and nephews.
C.R. was preceded in death by his wife: Maxine Malone, his parents, a brother Skeeter Malone and infant sister Mona Jean Malone.
A family gathering will be held. Those who wish may make contributions in C.R.'s memory to Vange John Memorial Hospice, 645 W. Orchard Ave. Suite 300, Hermiston, OR 97838. Please share memories of CR with his family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.