Elnora H. Clift

Born: Thu., Nov. 20, 1919
Died: Sun., Aug. 22, 2010

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Elnora H. Clift - 90, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Life Care Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. A gathering to share and celebrate her life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27 at Skyview Memorial Park. Mrs. Clift was born Nov. 20, 1919, in The Dalles to Roy and Jenny Roberts Allgood. She grew up in Bend and graduated from Bend High School. She enjoyed attending dances at the local grange hall, where she met Joel Howard Clift; they were married in 1940. Their young family lived in Sisters and La Grande before settling in Pendleton, where they resided on and off since 1944. She worked at Woolworths, PGG and J.C. Penney, and was a volunteer for the Umatilla County Historical Society. Mrs. Clift is survived by sons Joel Clift of Hermiston and Dwight Clift of Pinehurst, Idaho; daughters Judy King of El Dorado Hills, Calif., and Linda Curtis of Denver, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a nephew, two nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers and a sister; son-in-law Ward Curtis in 1994; Howard, her husband of 65 years, in 2005; and daughter Annette Clift-Snyder in 2001. Memorial donations to the Umatilla County Historical Society are suggested.

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