Garrison Dale Hyde

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Garrison Dale Hyde, age 83, of Aurora, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, at CHI-St. Francis Medical Center with his daughters by his side.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place at this time, interment will be in the Westlawn Cemetery on Saturday, May 23rd.  Memorials may be made in care of the family to designate at a later date.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.

Garrison Dale Hyde, the son of Henry and Alice (Brown) Hyde, was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on September 5, 1936, and passed away in Grand Island, Nebraska on May 18, 2020 at the age of 83.

He was the sixth of eight of children. Garrison grew up in Grand Island, attending Jefferson Elementary, Walnut Junior High, and graduated from Grand Island Senior High with the class of 1954.

Prior to leaving Nebraska, Dale married Joan (Whisler) Haumont. With this marriage, he gained a daughter Brenda Jo Haumont.  Together they had two more girls Kimberly Jo Hyde and Angela Jo Hyde to complete their family. They lived most of their lives together in Florida where Dale worked in construction.

Dale returned to Nebraska in 1994 to live and care for his beloved sister Dorthea in Aurora, where remained until his last days.

Dale was an avid gardener and will be forever remembered by friends, family, and neighbors for his green thumb and generosity.  He also enjoyed fishing and wood working.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothea ‘Dodie’ Hyde; four brothers, Harvey, Gerald, Rolland, and Dennis Hyde, and great niece, Cassidy.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Brenda Haumont, Kimberly (Ray) Keech of Florida, and Angela Hyde-Boullion of Germany; as well as his grandchildren Shannon, Sean, Megan, and Mylo Dunbar residing in Canada as well as Iris and Amilia Boullion who reside in Germany. He is also survived by two sisters, Jennie Joan (LeRoy) Gilsdorf of Merced, California and Karen Fagan of Aurora; sister-in-law, Phyllis Hyde as well as several nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. 

His family will be forever grateful for the kindness and friendship of his neighbors Craig and Esther Bergen who became a second family to him.

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