Clifford Shofner Alderson, 79, of Springdale, Ark., passed away April 27, 2021, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, due to congestive heart failure.
Clifford was born on February 18, 1942, to Lee and Theda Alderson (Shofner) in Wesley, Ark. The family spent many years in Southern California before returning to northwest Arkansas. Clifford graduated from Fullerton High School in California in 1959.
After high school, he worked as a fireman for Orange County for about 20 years. He also worked with Hughes Aircraft for a few years before he decided to move back to his home state.
Clifford moved back to northwest Arkansas where he met, and later married, Brenda Jeko (Blevins), his best friend. They enjoyed living and working in Springdale. Clifford was an avid fisherman, once holding a record for the largest bass caught in Lake Castaic, Calif. He loved to garden and hunt, but mostly loved spending time with his family. His newest joy was his "Baby Girl, Morgan," the apple of his eye. He was a jack-of-all-trades who loved helping people. He was gregarious and enjoyed his time with others; it didn't matter if you were an old friend or a friend he had not previously met.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Alderson; his daughters, Robyn Alderson (Jim) of Hickory Creek, Texas, and Kristen Jefferson (Larry) of Colleyville, Texas; sisters and brothers, Rosellen Daugherty of Payson, Ariz., Wilma Piccarelli of Sun City West, Ariz., Keller Alderson (Joy) of Little Rock, Ark., Bryan Alderson (Jeannette) of Bentonville, Ark., Virginia Alderson of Bella Vista, Ark.; one grandchild, Morgan of Colleyville, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his stepson, Devin Jeko.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2021, at Beard's Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Wesley Cemetery under the direction of Beard's Chapel. There is no scheduled visitation. Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com