Clifford L. Gover, 87, a longtime Richland resident, died April 10, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Care Center.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Vault interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Visitations will be until 7 o’clock Friday at the funeral home.
Clifford was born Dec. 15, 1914, at New Bridge to David S. and Pearl Thorpe Gover. He was the middle child of nine. He grew up on a ranch in Richland and graduated from Eagle Valley High School.
Clifford married Delora Ritter on Dec. 14, 1939. They raised their son and two daughters on their Richland ranch. He also worked on the Oxbow and Brownlee dams and retired from the Oregon State Highway Department.
His life was the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his family. He also enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.
Survivors include his wife, Delora, of Baker City; their son, Gary, and his wife, Yvonne, of Salem; daughters, Cheryl Burchett of Hillsboro and Janice Brooks and her husband, Adam, of Baker City; and a sister, Mattie Dethloff of Rainier; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinsons Foundation through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 12, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor