GORDON – Eula Fay Garrett Clifton was born January 24, 1936 to Lee & Bernice (Thorp) Garrett in Breckenridge, TX. She was one of four daughters and attended Breckenridge High School. She married the love of her life and father of her five children, Kenneth L. Clifton, in Breckenridge on October 20, 1951. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Stamford, TX.
Fay was a very hardworking woman, sometimes working multiple jobs to provide for her family. Her family meant everything to her. She would work extra hours and jobs just to buy gifts for her kids. (even when told not to do this!) Fay was multi-talented. She made her kids clothes when they were young and taught them so many things about managing and living on a farm and how to survive during difficult times. Fay could sew, quilt, embroider, and crochet and made many items for family. Fay loved to play cards and taught one of her great granddaughters how to play Skip Bo. Fay was very competitive so she also taught her how to watch for cheating!
Fay loved growing plants and flowers. She even had water hauled in during a drought to keep them alive. Fay’s ability in the kitchen was legendary. People from all over would show up when they heard she was making banana pudding or chicken & dumplings. When the holidays came around, she would make enough food for the whole town! She loved her little dogs that kept her company. She loved to show people how she had taught her dog to say “Mama”! We thought she was only imagining this, but sure enough, that dog could say MAMA!
Fay is survived by the love of her life, Kenneth L. Clifton of Gordon; and 4 of her 5 children, Kenneth Clifton & wife Cindy of Gordon, John Clifton & wife Karen of Ranger, Delores Clifton Caylor of Gordon, E.L. (Louie) Clifton & wife Paula of Mineral Wells; as well as one sister, Emma Williams of Ranger; and a host of extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters, Juanita & Barbara; 1 daughter, Joyce Clifton Seymour; 1 grandchild, Kevin Clifton; and dear friend, Glenna Clifton.
The family wanted to thank all those who went above the call of duty in caring for Fay in her short stay at Ranger Care Center.
Visitation will be Tuesday, 6~8 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home in Strawn. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the New Gordon Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved daughter, Joyce Ann.
Granny Fay, we will miss you!
Online condolences may be left for the family at: www.edwards-funeral-homes.com.