Longshoreman, father, and avid golfer passes away at age 75. Clifford ("Cliff") A. Cram born on December 7, 1937 in Ferndale, Washington, son of Joseph ("Joe") A. Cram and Rhoda M. McHeffey, passed away on March 16, 2013 at the age of 75 in Bellingham, Washington. Cliff attended Bellingham High School in the 1950s and worked for 47 years as a longshoreman as a member of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 7 and was a member at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club. During his life, Cliff coached high school football and wrestling, enjoyed golfing, boating, and fishing, and was involved with motorcycles. Cliff was the nephew of long-time Whatcom County business dynamo Caroline Alta (McHeffey) McClellan of Hardware Sales in Bellingham, Washington. He lived as a member of the Toad Lake, Ferndale, Lake Sammish, and, later again, Mount Baker Highway communities. Cliff is survived by his younger sister Geraldine ("Geri") K. Cram Lee, his wife, and his six children, including Daniel Cram, Kathleen Wakins of Bellingham, Washington, Maxine Grazian of Boise, Idaho, Joyce Cram of Meridian, Idaho, Steven Cram of Boise, Idaho, and Maxwell Cram of Bellingham, Washington. Cliff is also survived by nine grandchildren, including Maxine Martin, Jason Grazian, Loni & Jennifer Bruce, Kenneth Allen Katzenberger and Daniele Katzenberger Griffin, Marissa Cram, Kaile Hutton, and Nicholas Cram, seven great-grandchildren, including Nicholas, Jeremy, Michael, Kaleigh, Aleela & Jashuné, and Joseph, and also by two step-daughters.
Published in Bellingham Herald on May 5, 2013