Published in The Yuma
Sun on June 15, 2011
Clifford H. Bryan passed
away in Prescott at the age of 90 June 11, 2011. He was born in Oskaloosa,
Iowa on April 6, 1921 and was a much beloved teacher and coach at Yuma
High School, retiring in 1983.
At age 18 Cliff was signed by the Cardinals farm team as a right-handed
pitcher. In 1942 he enlisted in the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged
as a sergeant in 1945. He was proud of his service and asked to be buried
in his Marine Corps uniform.
In 1948 he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Northeast
Missouri State Teacher's College, and in 1951 he received a Master's of
Science Degree in Health and Physical Education from Washington University.
He taught first in Illinois and then Arizona. At Yuma High Cliff taught
Physical Education and was a coach for cross country, basketball, baseball
and golf. Cliff was well liked and a positive influence for hundreds of
Clifford is survived by his wife Dee; daughters Cindy Adcock (Joe), Michelle
Endris (Chris); grandchildren Aaron, Samantha, Taylor, and Trey; sister
Louise Vavaichek; nephews Wayne Vavaichek, Bruce Vavaichek and niece Gayle
Visitation will be at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 8480 E. Valley
Road, Prescott Valley, AZ. Wednesday, June 15, 2011 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Final resting place will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona,
23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ. 85024, June 16, 2011 at 2:00 P.M.