Daryl L. Clifton, 87, passed away October 5, 2021 with his family by his side. He was born November 2, 1933 to Willie and Tracey (Mick) Clifton in Wiley, Colorado.
He attended El Dorado high school in El Dorado Kansas . Daryl enlisted in the United States Army when he was nineteen and proudly served his country as an Army Medic for 21 years. He served four tours in Germany, lived in 5 different states served a year in Korea and two tours in Viet Nam. He received the Bronze Star for his heroism in the Viet Nam Conflict. He retired from army the in 1973. Daryl married Evelyn Hoskins, the love of his life, in 1956 and would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this November.
He and Evelyn found their way to Cotopaxi, Colorado after he retired from the Army. During this time, Daryl worked for the Cotopaxi School District as a custodian and bus driver. When he wasn’t working, he loved spending time hunting and fishing with his friends and family in the Salida area where he had many friends. Daryl also loved helping his friend with his livestock and farm.
Daryl leaves to cherish his memory; his wife Evelyn; children, Danny (Lori) Clifton, Donna (Steve) Trowbridge, Diane (Stephen) Holder, Darla (Eric) Cromwell; sister-in-law Sharon Clifton; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson Dustin, great grandson Roudie and brother Richard Clifton.
Funeral services will be held at 11: 00AM, Monday, October 11, 2021 at Bridge To Life Assembly Of God, 222 N. Orchard, Canon City, CO. Burial 9:00AM, Tuesday, October 12th at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, CO. Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home. Online condolences at harwoodfunerals.com.
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