In Memory

Clyde Phelps

On December 31, 2013. Born June 25, 1925 in Denver, CO. He served in World War II, 90th Division, U.S. army; saw combat in Normandy after D-Day through the Battle of the Bulge; worked for CIA and taught government and history at Fort Hunt High School. Husband of the late Iris V. Phelps for 54 years. Survived by children Allen Phelps, Mark Phelps (Florence), Kimberly Seaman (Alan); grandchildren David Seaman and Kevin Seaman. Visitation on Friday, January 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Demaine Funeral Home, 520 South Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Services will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 8412 Richmond Ave., Alexandria, VA 22309 on Saturday, January 4, 10 a.m. Interment Quantico National Cemetery on January 20, at 9 a.m.

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 3, 2014


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01/04/14 08:22 AM #1    

James David Gibbs (1972)

I remember Mr. Phelps being a very good teacher.  A thoughtful, intellectually honest man who cared a great deal about his students and the subject areas in which he taught.  Will keep his family in my prayers.

01/04/14 10:19 AM #2    

Tom Russell (1982)

I must say, this man had more to do with my political attitudes and views than any other indivdual.  I've consider him one of the most influential educators I've had, and that includes college and graduate school.  I think of him often.  So sad to know he's gone.  Won't be forgotten.

01/04/14 11:06 AM #3    

Pamela "Pam" Winebrenner (Gentry) (1979)

So sorry to hear this - a great teacher! I remember Mr. Phelps as pushing me to expand my thoughts on politics. Praying for his family!

01/04/14 03:22 PM #4    

John Shortridge

I taught with Clyde for several years at FHHS. He had a immense resvoir of experiences and stories that he shared without reservation. He was kind, considerate and I believe a good teacher and person. He will be missed.

John Shortridge-Shorty

01/04/14 03:57 PM #5    

Bradford Craig "Brad" Anzengruber (1975)

One of my favorite teachers, taught me a lot , a real loss.  After reviewing his biography, what a life. He was a real American hero.

01/05/14 01:02 AM #6    

Richard Rivers (1977)

Mr. Phelps made class fun and I learned so much.  History and Government were 

my favorite classes.  I share memories of his class with my daughter who now shares 

my love of those classes.   RIP Mr Phelps.   


01/05/14 01:16 PM #7    

Steve Doud (1977)

He was probably the most memorable teacher I have ever had. I would think about him now and then and how he had a very good way to nudge you into the topic of Government even though it was not my favorite. He truly will be missed!

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