July 23,1943 – December 18, 2015
Sandra “Sandy” Lee Clifford of Blaine, WA went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, December 18, following a tragic car accident in Custer, WA. She was born in Collinsville, IL on July 23,1943 to Mike and Wilma Perucca, she was the oldest of 4 children. After relocating to California she married Frank Lee Clifford on June 8, 1962 and remained faithfully married for the next 50 years.
Lovingly referred to as “Noni” Sandy was known for being dependable and showing up to support her family whether it was to give advice, watch a play or cheer on a sporting event. A constant presence in her families life, Sandy was well loved and always ready with a listening ear. She was a rock of strength for our family. Sandy was an avid lover of books and movies and could be counted on to see a film or two every week. Although Sandy’s death was unexpected everyone has found solace in the fact that her earthly pains no longer plague her.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, mother Wilma, father Mike, and brother Michael.
She is survived by her son Tony (LeighAnn) Clifford, daughter Michelle (Shawn) Statham, sister Deborah Perucca, brother Dennis Perucca, nieces Katie (Greg) Potter, Tara (Javier) Hernandez as well as grandchildren Bryce, Tanner and Rachel Clifford; Amanda, Caleb and Nicole Statham; Alex, Kayla, Evan and Grace Potter; Abby and Zoey Hernandez.
A celebration of life will be held at Freedom Community Church (508 G Street Blaine, WA) at 6 p.m. on Tuesday January 5. The family invites those who knew Sandy or wish to offer condolences to join them for a memorial in her honor. As hard as the loss of Sandy has been, they are thankful that she is able to be with Frank and those who went before her.