OBITUARY: Gerda Hyde; 1930-2017
Gerda Hyde, 87, an iconic Klamath Basin ranch woman, peacefully passed away with numerous family members close by on, Aug. 30, in her Yamsi Ranch home near Chiloquin, OR.
Hyde was a legendary rancher, conservationist, and philanthropist known for her sharp wit, business sense, and work ethic.
In 1987, Hyde served as the president of the American National Cattlewomen’s Association and served on the Oregon Cattle Women’s organization for decades. Among her many honors was being named the 2011 Citizen of the Year by the Klamath Falls, OR, Herald and News.
A celebration of life service will be held 3 p.m., Sept. 17, at the Oregon Institute of Technology College Union in Klamath Falls.