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 Clifford Harry Bryan

Clifford Harry Bryan

Birth
Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Death 11 Jun 2011 (aged 90)
Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Burial Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Plot SECTION 56 SITE 589
Memorial ID 71379574 · View Source
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The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Clifford Harry Bryan

Clifford died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Emerald Hill Care Home in Prescott, Ariz. He was born April 6, 1921, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Harry Earl and Aileene (Downs) Bryan. Clifford was 90 years old.

At 18 years old, Clifford was signed by the Cardinals farm team as a right-handed pitcher. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1942 and was discharged Honorable as a sergeant in 1945. Clifford pursued his education and, in 1948, he received his Bachelor of Science in education from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, Kirksville, Mo. In 1951, he received his Masters of Science in health and physical education from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Clifford taught in Illinois and Arizona for a total of 32 years and retired in 1983 at Yuma High School as physical education teacher and coach for cross country, basketball, baseball and golf.

Clifford is survived by his wife Dewilla (Dee), and daughters Cindy (Joe) Adcock and Michelle (Chris) Endris. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Aaron, Samantha, Taylor and Trey; sister Louise Vavaichek; nephews Wayne and Bruce Vavaichek; and niece Gayle Klonda.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today, June 15, 2011, at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, corner of Cortez and Carleton streets in Prescott. Interment with full military honors will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, There will also be a celebration of Clifford's life at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2011, at Mt. Vernon Church of Christ in Prescott.

Visit Clifford's guestbook at www.ruffnerwakelin.com

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with final arrangements.

Information provided by survivors.


Inscription

SGT USMC WW II
BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER
SERVED PROUDLY


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  • Created by: Sharla
  • Added: 15 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71379574
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clifford Harry Bryan (6 Apr 1921–11 Jun 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71379574, citing National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Sharla (contributor 46940689) .