The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

May 12, 2014

Gearldene ‘Cotton’ Clift

NORMAN — Gearldene Clift was born to Roy and Ollie (Wright) Cotton on August 18, 1926 at Burkburnett, Texas. She departed this life May 9, 2014 in the Norman Regional Hospital at the age of 87 years.

Mrs. Clift graduated from high school in Cyril. On Oct. 1, 1945, she married the love of her life, Glen Clift, at Cement. They were dating before he entered the U.S. Army and married when he came home on his first leave. Mrs. Clift lived with family until Mr. Clift received an honorable discharge. They were married for for 68 years before she preceded him in death.

They built their home east of Lexington 42 years ago. All together, they have lived in the Lexington community for 52 years.

Mrs. Clift was employed with the Soil Conservation Dept. in Purcell as an administrative assistant until her retirement. She was also employed with Tinker Air Force Base in the Administrative Dept. for travel orders. She loved people and enjoyed selling Tupperware and was also in the café buiness.

She and Glen were avid squaredancers and were members of the Good Sam Club. They traveled in their motorhome to almost every state while enjoying spending time with other square dancers. Mrs. Clift was a longtime member of the Lexington First Baptist Church. Her church and family always came first. As she and Glen raised their children and kept up with their sports activities she always tried to make every game. Sometimes Glen went to one and she went to the other. She enjoyed crotcheting, sewing and spending every precious moment with her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister. Those who survive her include her husband of 69 years, Glen, of the home; two sons, Steven (Tammy) Clift of Wilsonville, Oregan and Victor (Kelly) Clift of Lexington; daughter Kaye (Bill) Yadon of Orange, Texas; brother Harold Cotton of Kingston; sister Geneva (Bob) Dunn of Anadarko’ nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

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