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Clifford Eugene Ranch

Born: 9/10/1947, Craig, Colorado
Death: 12/2/2015, Moab, Utah
Viewing: 12/07/2015, 6;00 to 8:00 pm, , Spanish Valley Mortuary
Service: 12/08/2015, 11:00 am, Moab LDS 400 North Chapel
Interment: 12/08/2015, 12:30 pm, , Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Clifford Eugene Ranch,68, of Moab passed away December 2, 2015 at his home. Clifford was born on September 10, 1947 in Craig Colorado, to Augustus (Gus) Ranch and Doris Ireland Ranch. He is the youngest of 3 children. The family lived in La Sal, Utah. He graduated in 1966 at Monticello High School.

He married the love of his life Daphen Roean Bastian on September 16, 1967 in Moab, Utah where they made their home. He served in the US Navy in Vietnam, came home and he worked as a barber with Cotton in the old Miller's Shopping Center.

He gave up the Barber shop and went to work for Mac and Hac where he learned to drive an 18 wheeler truck hauling Uranium ore.

Clifford then went to work for W.H Burt's Explosive hauling dynamite and retired after 25 years. Clifford loved to collect , pistols, rifles and anything that shoots.

His favorite football team was the Denver Bronco's. Dad and his boy's went to their first game on November 15, 2015. He was so happy about being able to attend that game even though Denver lost.

Clifford loved to hunt, camp and all the family gatherings. He was a gifted story teller, always had a smile and loved to tell jokes. Clifford is survived by his wife of 48 years Daphen Bastian Ranch of Moab. His 3 children son's Jeffery Ranch ( Lisa ) of Moriarty NM., Gary Ranch and a daughter Kimberly Ranch both of Moab. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Robert and Kayla Maestas of NM. Machelle Ranch, Nathaniel Duran, Noah Ranch and Emmalin Ranch all of Moab. One brother Larry Ranch (Vera) of Denver, Colorado.

Clifford is proceeded in death by his parents Augustus (Gus) Ranch and Doris Ireland Ranch and his older brother Darrell Ranch.

A viewing is to be held December 7, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Spanish Valley Mortuary. Funeral Service December 8, 2015 at 11 a.m. with the viewing one hour prior at the LDS 4th North Chapel Moab, Utah. Interment at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

A very special thank you to the first responders that serve our Moab community and the Ranch family.

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