Corbin, Clifford

Mr. Clifford Eugene Corbin, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at his residence in Arch.

He was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Causey to Ada Alice and Stephen A. Corbin.

He attended school in Causey and graduated in 1945. He entered the Army Air Force in March 1946 and was stationed in Japan. He was honorably discharged in August 1947. He farmed in the Arch area with his brother, Ernest Corbin.

He was married to Merle Riley on May 13, 1950, in Arch. In 1956 he worked for Prince Welding in Portales and later entered a partnership which later became Eastern Welding Supply, family members said.

In 1984 he retired and moved to Arch. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and teaching his grandchildren to hunt and fish, family members said. He was also an avid sports fan and enjoyed woodworking, family members said.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ernest, Melvin and Delous Corbin; and a sister, Opal Cox.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Debra Joy Crozier (and husband, Doug) of Portales, and Diana Jeene Neece (Billy) of Arch; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Corbin of Albuquerque; three sisters, Mae Howard of Sunnyvale, Calf., Velma Gardner of Rogers, and Mildred Gardner of Portales; and a sister-in-law, Mabel Corbin of Albuquerque.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Corbin’s memory be made to PRMC Hospice, 1701 S. Ave. P, Portales, NM 88130.

Arrangements by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.