Klyde Kenneth "Beau" Comstock

September 12, 1960 ˜ April 15, 2021

Klyde “Beau” Comstock has died, age 60. Born in Tumwater, WA, to Leonard L. and Beverly Joyce (Noyer) Comstock, raised in Portland, he graduated from David Douglas High School in 1978.
For 40 years he operated downtown Portland barber shops. A trusted, reliable barber, and friend to generations of clients, his shop was considered one of the last male bastions in the city, a business run with integrity and the utmost professionalism. He loved horses, Indian motorcycles, old vehicles and trucks.
In 2012, Klyde married Shannon Roseberry, who survives him, and they shared a ranch in Ridgefield, Wash. He is also survived by father, Leonard; brothers, Kevin and K.C.; and sister, Krystal.
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Published by The Columbian on May 30, 2021.
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I started going to Klyde in the early 80's and until his recent passing never had anyone else give me a cut. I really had a very difficult time the other day going to another barber. I avoided it until my hair was to unruly.
Klyde was a true friend and a part time psychologist to me with his no nonsense approach. We laughed (and complained some) for 35 years. I really enjoyed our times together.
ill bet he is finally giving the man above a good cut.
We lost a good one!

Tom Leeland
May 27, 2021
I went to Klyde's first barbershop on S.E. Division street just after he opened in 1979. I continued when he moved downtown, through four different shops .... and over 41 years of haircuts. I might be his longest customer. When he closed the shop in January it threw me into a dilemma (hahaha).
I am sad to hear that Klyde passed away. I didn't always agree with his political opinions but it was invariably a good conversation and an excellent haircut. I will miss him a lot.
Dave Schade
May 27, 2021
Klyde cut my hair for more than 30 years and I always looked forward to our conversations and points of view, not to mention that his shop looked and felt like the barber shop from my youth. I will miss him.
Loy Rusch
May 24, 2021
Clyde was one-of-a-kind. A fine barber and a real character. I'll remember his bright, smiling eyes, his sassy tongue and heart of gold. When I started working in Salem and could no longer could make it to downtown Portland on weekdays, he opened the shop for me on Saturdays. Rest in peace, Clyde.
David W. Reinhard
May 23, 2021
As a friend and customer of Klyde, I came to appreciate him as a touchstone of decency and propriety. His barber shop was an enduring moral and social forum for his friends and customers. During the quarantine, I think I missed him and his haircuts more than I first realized. Although he always gave a good haircut, I missed the camaraderie that came with it. Klyde’s morality and ethics were not evolving- his faith in his values never changed. Even as his health failed him, he never complained nor waivered. I shall miss him so.
Tom Boardman
May 22, 2021
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