Clyde William (Bill) Sagvold: Investment advisor, realtor and outdoorsman

Clyde Sagvold

SAGVOLD, Clyde William (Bill)

Husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, and uncle, passed away November 20, 2018. Bill was born September 28, 1928 to Marie (Brisbane) and Clyde Sagvold in Starbuck, MN.  He grew up in Cyrus, and Morris, MN, graduating from Morris High School in 1946.

Bill enlisted in the Army after high school and served in Ascom City, Korea for 2 years.  He was especially proud of the hand to hand combat training (jiu jitsu) he received in Korea where he was part of an elite Military Police Corps. Afterwards, Bill attended Luther College until as an army reservist he was called back to duty for one year at Ft. Sill, OK. He graduated from Luther College in January, 1953 with a BA degree in Business Administration and went directly to work for Luther College as a recruiter. While at Luther, Bill and his band (the Pastels) auditioned for a summer gig at Yellowstone Park, they were awarded the contract and spent three months playing nightly at the Mammoth Springs Lodge. Bill played the saxophone and sang vocals. He was a walking encyclopedia of songs, and artists, especially jazz. These band members remained lifelong friends.

While at Luther, Bill met and married Enid Erickson, his life-long partner, with whom he celebrated their 65th Anniversary in June of this year. Bill had interesting and varied careers over the years.  When he and Enid decided to move west, he began work as an investment advisor for IDS in the Tri-Cities. Later, as a Trust Officer for Nat’l Bank of Commerce, Rainier Bank, Old Nat’l Bank, and U.S. Bank, his career took him to Yakima, Edmonds (where he worked in the Rainier Tower downtown Seattle), and lastly to Spokane where he lived until his death. His final career and passion was as a realtor for Tomlinson/Black in Spokane where over the years he served many repeat clients and was proud to call most of them friends. He gave up his real estate license at the age of 80.