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Clarence C. Cress

November 17, 1921 — March 4, 2016

Clarence C. Cress

Clarence Clifford Cress, age 94, passed away March 4, 2016 at the Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale, Colorado. He was born November 17, 1921 to Clarence and IdaMae Cress in Talmage, Kansas. Schooling was in Abilene, Kansas. and Longview, Texas. He married Beatrice Prentice in 1948. She preceded him in death in 1951 after a fatal car crash. He married Eunice Thompson on November 17, 1961. She preceded him in death July 8, 2013. Clifford worked in the oilfields of Texas, New Mexico and Colorado for many years. He then worked for ColoWyo mines, retiring in 1986. He enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling; playing cards with friends and family; arrowhead hunting and collecting rocks with Eunice. He and Eunice spent nearly fifty years enjoying activities in and around Meeker, Colorado. He assisted Eunice in raising her nine children. He was a longstanding member of the Rio Blanco Masonic Lodge #80 of Meeker. During WWII he served with the Texas National Guard. Survivors include one niece, Susanna Patterson of Longtown, Oklahoma, six step children and one daughter, Janis Adkison of Greenwood, Louisiana, adopted by his sister after the death of Beatrice. Preceding Mr. Cress in death were his parents, first wife Beatrice, second wife Eunice, brother. John Cress, sister, Twila Hamm and three stepchildren. Services will be conducted by the Mason's. Burial will be next to his wife Eunice. Please donate to your desired charity, church, school or organization on behalf of Clifford Cress, under the direction of the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. wwwblackburnvernalmortuary.com
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