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Obituary of Clifford Alva Haag
Clifford Alva Haag was born August 28, 1942, in Kalispell, Montana to Raymond and Irene Haag. He had six siblings Hazel, Arnold, Allen, Carol, Dorothy, and Calvin. Clifford grew up in Montana moving around as his father worked at different sawmills. He lived with his Grandparents in Kila, Montana for several years in his teen years. There he worked with his grandfather logging and raising Christmas trees. During these years he learned how to work hard and had a great work ethic. He joined the United States Air Force in 1962 and was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico. During his time in Clovis he met his wife Geraldine who he married on October 4, 1964. Clifford and Geraldine were married for 58 years and had two children Troy and Rita. At the end of his four-year commitment to the Air Force he continued as a civil service fire fighter. He then moved with his wife and two children to Mountain Home, Idaho where he continued to work at the Mountain Home Air Force Base as a civil service fire fighter until he retired August 1994.
Clifford loved hunting, camping, fishing, and anything that took him outdoors. He was an avid church goer and made many friends at church. He was a long-time member of Linder Road Church of Christ in Meridian, Idaho. He spent many summers as a cook at Camp Ivydale church camp, 2 of those years as camp Director.
Clifford’s children were blessed to have a father who loved them unconditionally. He cheered them on in their successes and supported them in their struggles. His grandchildren were often blessed to get to spend time with him during the summer where he would teach them to shoot bow and arrow and target practice. He was especially happy when he was with his youngest granddaughter when she shot her first elk.
Clifford had the gift of storytelling, and many were blessed to hear about his life. If you heard one of Clifford’s stories, consider yourself blessed and know that he shared them with you because he cared about you. He had a huge heart and made many a friend because of his willingness to help others.
Clifford was proceeded in death by his parents Irene and Raymond, his siblings Arnold, Hazel, Allen, and Calvin. He is survived by his siblings Carol, Dorothy, his wife Geraldine Haag, his children Troy Haag (Beverly), Rita Bishop (Dean) and the daughter he took in later in life Jelene Gaige. He touched the lives of all his grandchildren Deryk (Kim), Jayc (Kaitlin), Brandyn (Taryn), Tanner (Kaitlyn), Shae (Jace), Katie, Cassie (Chris), Danielle (Jeff), Rachel and Nicole (Jeremy), and his 14 great grandchildren.
Clifford will be missed terribly by his family and friends, but we rest assured knowing that his heart and kindness lives on in everyone who was blessed to know him in this life.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Clifford Haag, please visit Tribute Store