Obituaries

Obituaries

Carol D. Clifford

Carol D. Clifford died on November 8, 2013 at age 89. She was born in Neosho, Missouri and lived in Lawrence since 1960. Carol was involved in establishing and supporting many Lawrence community service projects over the years, particularly in support of children and the elderly. She was also active in the League of Women Voters, the PTA and the Music Club.
Carol was trained as a legal secretary and worked for a time at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. After raising a family, she returned to work as an administrative assistant at KU in the Chemistry and Applied English departments where she made life-long friends of many international students.
Her family and friends around Lawrence and the world will miss her enthusiastic engagement in life, empathetic ear and wise counsel. Even as increasing physical disability kept her more and more at home and confined to bed, her love of classical music, bird-watching and keeping up with world events, friends and family over the internet sustained her lively mind and heart.
She is survived by daughter Christine Clifford of Mountain View, California, son John Shannon Clifford, and granddaughter Katie Clifford both of Minneapolis.
There will be an informal memorial gathering on Saturday, November 23 from 2-4 pm at Babcock Place, 1700 Massachusetts (please park on the street and use the back patio doors).
The family suggests memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to Kansas Advocates for Better Care, 913 Tennessee St., Lawrence. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com.