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Cliff Webb


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother, Clifford Preston Webb, on March 19, 2024.  He was 87 years old and died peacefully of natural causes.

 Cliff was born on April 14, 1936, along with a surprise twin brother, to Robert and Ruth Webb, in Washington, DC.  After growing up, mostly on a hobby farm on the outskirts of Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1954, he graduated from College View High School, in Lincoln.  He then went on to serve in the Army for two years.  Cliff followed that with a B.S. Degree, in 1965, from the University of Nebraska.  He then enjoyed a long career as a claims adjuster with Crawford and Company in Norfolk Nebraska and Cleveland Ohio.

 Along with Brother Robert, who predeceased him, he was a rabid supporter of Husker football.  The two of them, went to most games, home or away, to root them on.  They also, while both working in Nebraska, became devoted fans of horse racing, and could be found at one of several racetracks around the area.  Their betting no doubt paid for many bales of hay.

After Cliff moved to Arizona, around 1990, he became very active in the Desert Garden Church in Sun City.  For many years, he led their house watch program, for the benefit of snowbirds, away for the summer.  The program raised thousands of dollars, which was distributed to numerous non-profit organizations in the area.

 For years, Cliff chaired the Men’s Fellowship Group, and was in charge of arranging entertainment for church fundraising programs.  Cliff had an infectious sense of humor, which we all enjoyed.  He was famous, as MC for the events, for one rousing joke, which would bring down the house with laughter.

Several health issues, over the years, were challenging.  These included Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, diagnosed in 1993.  He was able to ward off the more serious affects and did not let this affect his enjoyment of life.  Aware, most recently, that his health was declining, the remaining brothers and their spouses all reunited for several days, just before his passing.  This was a blessing for all of us.

Cliff was preceded in death by his brother Robert, Jr. and parents, Ruth and Robert Webb, Sr.  He is survived by twin brother Clinton and younger brother Tony, and several nieces and nephews.  He will be forever missed by all who knew him.

A remembrance of Cliff and his life with the church was held at Desert Garden Church on April 7.  His ashes will be interred at the Columbarium at Desert Garden Church of Christ, Sun City, Arizona.