Clifford E. Watkins

Clifford E. Watkins of Show Low passed away peacefully on Dec. 19, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Private family services, a celebration of his life, will be held in the coming spring.

Clifford was born on Oct. 4, 1952, to Edwin Mealey and Alta Faught  in Imperial, Calif. He served his country as a United States Marine; having tours of duty in the Vietnam War and Thailand.  Photography was one of his favorite hobbies and fishing a favorite pastime.

Clifford is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carolyn; two sons, Joshua of Show Low and Jason (Megan) of Redmond, Ore.; his parents, Alta Allen of Snowflake and Ed Mealey of El Centro, Calif.; brother, Steve (Laurie) Watkins of Reno, Nev.; sister, Carol (Leon) of Snowflake; and a nephew, Joshua and niece, Alisa, both of the Phoenix area.

Silver Creek Mortuary of Taylor handled the arrangements.