|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1942|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 2007, USA|
Earnest Cliff Kidder, 64, died Aug. 1, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Nov. 7, 1942 in Mineville, N.Y.
Cliff served in the United States Army as a radio communications specialist from 1964 to 1967. He attained the rank of sergeant, and was attached to the 1st Signal Battalion and 97th Signal Battalion in Germany. He graduated from Crowder College and MSSU with a bachelor's degree in history. He was a staff reporter and photographer from the mid-1970s to 1984 in the Joplin Globe's Neosho bureau. He was active in local politics, was once a candidate for State Representative, and operated several local businesses. A man of many talents, his passions included photography, painting, history, traveling, fishing and boating. One of his favorite expressions was "Life is a journey, not a destination." He will long be remembered for his intelligence and compassion for others.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer. Other survivors include four sisters, Darleine, Jane, Julie, and Rose; nieces and nephews, Roszetta, Margie Ann, Jim, and Eric, and great nieces and nephews whom he fondly thought of as his grandchildren, Steve, Matt, Joshua, Krystal and Jamie.
Graveside services were at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn. on Aug. 6, 2007. Arrangements were under the direction of Twin Falls Cremation, St. Paul, Minn.
One of his favorite poems was Edna St. Vincent Millay's "First Fig" My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light!
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Plot: Sec 26 site 2502
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Record added: Aug 12, 2007
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Cliff served in the United States Army as a radio communications specialist from 1964 to 1967. He attained the rank of sergeant, and was attached to the 1st Signal Battalion and 97th Signal Battalion in Germany.|
Added: Aug. 12, 2007