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Lyda Ann “Fast Horse” (West) Hyde

October 16, 1956 ~ July 29, 2018 (age 61)


Lyda (Lydia) Fast Horse Hyde was born in Poplar, Montana on Oct. 16, 1956.  She died in St. Louis , Missouri on July 29, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her son, Isaiah, in Jan. 2015 and her husband, Don, in Oct. of 2016.

At three years old she and her sister Danna came to live with Roberta and Harold West of Chinook, Montana  She went through school in Chinook and graduated in 1974 from Mountain View High School in Helena, Mt. Lyda and Don  were married in Chinook Mt. on June 23, 1979. Lyda and Don were called by the Lord to the mission field.  They sacrificed all material goods, leaving friends and family to serve.  They smuggled bibles into China hoping the border guards would not check their packs.  They served in the Philippines for years working with the poorest of the poor on the garbage dumps. They moved back to Havre, Mt. and then moved to Missouri to care for Roberta West.  Roberta had family in Viburnum and chose that area for retirement years. It was there that Don worked and Lyda cared for Roberta.  Don worked at Doe Run Co. until he became ill in 2015.

Lyda is survived by her sister Danna Burns and Arle Loholf, nieces Shannon Hewkin and Roberta Schmidt, daughter-in-law Tina Hyde and granddaughter Roxanna Hyde. Lyda had many friends who remember her fondly as a very sweet, loving Christian lady. 

Cremation has taken place and a service in her memory was held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018 with Rev. Chuck Ray officiating with Donna Ray reading the obituary. Special music of "How Great Thou Art", "I Can Only Imagine" and "Amazing Grace" was played. An inurnment was held at 2:30 p.m. on the same day in the Fayette City Cemetery, Fayette, Missouri.

“I have fought the good fight.  I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4:7.  This describes Lyda’s life.  She had a childlike faith and served the Lord with all her heart. 

“Lyda is now absent from the body and is present with the Lord.”  2 Corinthians 5:8 (paraphrased)

The Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.

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