Memorial services were held on Thursday, January 3, 2008, at Prineville Community Church. Pastors Chris Cookston and Willard Fenderson officiated. Private interment was held at Juniper Haven Cemetery.
Clifford was born in Whitney, Neb., on March 11, 1915 to John and Bertha (Gifford) Stumph. He was raised and educated through high school in Nebraska, then moved to Wyoming where he worked on the family farm. Then the family moved to California during the Depression, where he worked in the San Francisco shipyards for a while. He moved to Idaho where he owned and operated a dairy farm and raised sugar beets in the Caldwell area.
He married Effie Jane Redding in Oakdale, Calif., on February 1, 1948.
They moved to Prineville in 1959, and worked as a heavy equipment operator and at Foster manufacturing in Madras. He worked in the late 1960's as owner/operator of Prineville Radiator and also a salvage yard in Prineville.
He was a member of Gideon's International and Prineville Community Church; where he actively involved and served as a Sunday School teacher for both the adults and youth.
Clifford enjoyed gardening, raising vegetables and raising cattle. He was known as someone who could fix anything.
Clifford is survived by: his daughters Sylvia and her husband David Nebrensky of Hillsboro, Ore., and Charlotte Creech of Eureka, Calif., three grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Effie on Feb. 17, 2003 in Prineville, one son Omer in 1989, two brothers and one sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International at PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214 or Pioneer Memorial Hospice at 1201 NE Elm St. Prineville, Oregon.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.