Clifford's Story

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Cliff was born Aug. 21, 1926 in Yale, Okla. He died February 7, 2018. Cliff lived in Claremore, Okla.
Cliff was a devoted and giving husband, father, grandfather (Paca), uncle, mentor, friend, neighbor and churchman during his 91 years. He attended the rural Eagle Schools as a child attending night school in order to labor with his father on the family farm. Cliff answered the call for service and joined the Navy in 1945. He was assigned to the Aircraft Carrier USS Philippine Sea. He became a charter member of the Penguin society for crossing the Antarctic Circle while his ship escorted Admiral Richard Byrd on a mission to Antarctica.
Following his discharge from the Navy, Cliff went to work as an Ironworker building and erecting storage tanks across the nation. He began working for the G.C. Broach Company and retired from there as Vice President of Production. He and his wife Barbara moved to the Bar-Cliff acreage in 1982 where they enjoyed raising cattle, horses, goats, and the occasional llama. Cliff loved working the land and he continued this passion for the remainder of his life.
Cliff is survived by his sons Clifton (Skeeter) and Daniel, step children Leanne and Scott, grandchildren Matthew, Zak, Ana, and Calvin, sister Barbara as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cliff was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, brothers Harold, Bob and Gary, sister Betty, mother Nellie and father Roy.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Clarehouse Tulsa or St. Paul's Episcopal Church Claremore. Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at St. Paul's.
Published on February 9, 2018
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