KENT CLIFFORD Kent Clifford, of Menan, Idaho, and a resident of Las Vegas since 1963, passed away peacefully in his home, with family by his side, the morning of Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Kent served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as first lieutenant, earning the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Army Commendation Medal. He also served as commander of intelligence for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. After retiring with the LVMPD, he entered commercial real estate, eventually becoming a CCIM broker for his own business. He has served in numerous leadership positions within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Clifford, a World War II veteran, and Gwen Clifford of Menan. He was a husband, of 48 years, to his wife, Sandra DeeAnn Clifford, who survives him. Also left behind to honor his legacy are his children, Greg Clifford, Danny and Lucy Clifford, Denisa and Larry Dexter, and Laurae and Dustin Dwight; and his grandchildren, Jessica Rawson, Riley Rawson, Tori Dexter, Max Dexter, Antonio Clifford, Dalton Dwight and Ashely Clifford; as well as sisters, Lynda Clifford and Sharon McWillis. Viewing will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. There will be a second viewing at 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, with funeral services following, all at the LDS Church, 3200 Mustang St., Las Vegas, NV 89108. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Palm Memorial Park-Northwest, 6701 N. Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to ALS of Nevada through www.ALSofNevada.org
Kent Clifford will be remembered as a man of service to all who knew him, and known forever as a man of great faith.
Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jan. 22, 2014.