Clara Elizabeth Clifton, 85, passed away June 17, 2020, in Sunnyvale. She was born July 9, 1934, in Pilot Point to Albert and Frankie Jenkins. Clara was raised in Pilot Point and Lewisville and graduated from Pilot Point High School in 1951. Clara married Lendell L. Clifton in 1962 and the couple had two daughters. She was a realtor with Century 21 Clifton and Associates where she worked for more than 20 years. In her spare time, Clara enjoyed watching all types of sporting events including her grandchildren’s games, but especially the Texas Rangers. She also loved her trips to the casinos.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Lendell L. Clifton; parents; brother, Gene Jenkins; and an infant son.
Clara is survived by her daughters, Jamie Smothers and husband, Gary of Mesquite and Genia Gregory and husband, Bobby of Martins Mill; grandchildren, Carrie Lyon and husband, Matt, Courtney Wheeler and husband, Jonathan, Kyle Gregory and wife, Brittany and Tyler Smothers and wife, Stephanie; great-grandchildren, Tate and Leevi Lyon and Gavin and Owen Wheeler; sister-in-law, Peggy Jenkins; and a host of numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park.