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Edric "Ed" Wilde

May 19, 1945 - Nov. 17, 2017

Date of Service: Nov. 25, 2017

Edric “Ed” Landon Wilde died at University of Utah Health Care Hospital, surrounded by family, on November 17, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 72 years old. Ed was born on May 19, 1945 in Missoula, MT to his parents, Myron and Eveline (Landon) Wilde.

Ed married Sherrie Johnson on December 12, 1980 in Carey, ID. They lived there on a sheep farm where they raised a daughter and son, Tiffanie and Tyler. They owned a sheep shearing business in which Ed managed a crew servicing the Western States. He logged house logs and firewood during the time between shearing seasons.
Ed is survived by his wife, Sherrie Wilde; his brother Calvin (Shirley) Wilde; his step-sister Christine Storey; his daughter Raynay (Jack) Shetler; his daughter Tiffanie (Ryan) Gates; his son Tyler Wilde; and his grandchildren Benjamin and Mattie Shetler and Vanessa, Trista, Natalia, and Senica Gates.

Ed is proceeded in death by his parents, Myron Wilde, Eveline Bateman, and his step-mother Norma Wilde; his sister Glenda Wilde; and his brother Basil Wilde.
Ed served in the Army National Guard. He received multiple awards and honors for service donated to the 4H Sheep club. He was known for his great story telling and always had a joke ready for anyone he came across. His laugh was contagious and he was always looking out for his neighbor. He was always putting together a deal of some kind for someone he wanted to help. He taught us all how to love, work hard and serve one another.

Special thanks and appreciation to the staff at University of Utah Health Care & Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Carey Stake Center, 20494 N Main St, Carey, ID 83320. A viewing will be held one hour earlier at 10:00 am. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary (208) 436-5636.

Condolences for Edric "Ed" Wilde

From Dan Nichols:
I met Ed back in 1974 shearing sheep, He gave me a shearing contractor name in Tintinara South Australia. I want down and sheared for them then to New Zealand. Though Ed I met some of the greatest people in the world. Ed was that way, know the greatest people and they all thought the same of him. Ed and I had sheared in some of the same sheds in Australia but diff years , one shed he put his name and date 10/73 USA, next stand got my name 1975. I remember back here north of Carey, we had sheared some of the dirtiest sheep, end of the Day we would count the cutters and divide by two for our tally, I learned a lot with Ed and had some of the best time of my life, we had a lot of fun building a 5 man shearing trailer here in Oregon for him.
From Camila Vargas:
It was so special to be a little part of Ed and Sherrie’s life in the past 3 years. Loved hearing his stories and hearing his laugh. Will cherish my crochet gifts for forever.
All my love to this beautiful family and legacy that Ed leaves behind.
And until we meet again Ed!!
From Christine Storey:
In Memory of my brother! You might have been my step-brother for only 68 years but that is longer then so many others have. So many memories and great times! School years, Horse 4-H clubs and Family Holidays. So many fun times and playing tricks on each other!
Many times you was like the big brother and protector, the trip you made to California to see for yourself that your naïve sister was really okay, the trip up too Hailey when I had been in a car wreck and as strong as you were you almost passed out, And when my house burned down and all of your tailored western shirts and hand made boots was lost, all you said was " I picked the wrong woman to hang my clothes in her closets".
I am proud to have had and been able to call you my brother. We will all miss you!
My condolences to Sherry, Tiffanie, Tyler, Raynae, and all of the grandchildren.
From jOHN e. jONES:
so sad to see this. My condolences to the family.
From Jim and Tia Sylvis:
I wish we lived closer so that we could have gotten to know him better but getting to know his children and grandchildren shows me where they got their love of people and life. It has been a tough road for all of you. We are with you during this trying time in spirit. Love ya! (((hugs)))
From Marilyn Wilde Marsden:
I am so sad for you. I know he is in good company though. My favorite memory of him is when he brought Myron down to visit my father, Luzell Wilde, when he was dying. The sat with him and laughed and cried and hugged. It was great medicine for my father. They're having a great time together again!
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