Sept 16, 1931 - Nov 21, 2013 MISSION, TX Clifford E. Mapes, age 82, of Mission, TX, passed away November 21, 2013. He was born on September 16, 1931, in Geary, OK to Henry and Connie Mapes. He married Charlene Hackett on March 16, 1951. Clifford was a Korean War Veteran, 179th Infantry, 45th Division, the first National Guard division to actively enter the Korean War and one of only two National Guard divisions to see combat. He is survived by his wife of 62 years; son, Randal Mapes; daughter-in-law, Crystal; his beloved grandchildren, Benjamin and Camryn Mapes; many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Mr. Mapes was preceded in death by his parents and his 13 siblings. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 9, 2013, at the New Life Assembly Church, Geary, OK.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 7, 2013