LaValle, Clifford Jerome


Clifford Jerome LaValle   10/24/1937   to   4/28/2015

Clifford went home to be with the Lord Tuesday April 28, 2015, he died at Baylor Medical center in Carrollton, TX at the age of 77.   He was born October 24, 1937 in Tracy, MN.   He is proceeded in death by his parents Jerome and Iva LaValle, Sisters, Darlene, Patricia, Phyllis, and daughter Brinda.

He is survived by his wife Kalaya, and five brothers Jim, Tom, Steve, David, Dennis and one sister Jacqueline also by his daughters, Darlene of Lewisville, TX, Debbie of Laurel Mississippi and Linda of Winter Garden, FL    He also has his grandchildren Travis, Victoria, Cody, Terry, Tommy, Tiffany, Joshua, Austin, Aron, Lauren, Casey and lots of great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015, viewing from 11:00 am until services begin at 2:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234.

Internment services with full military honors will be on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 10:00 am at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211

4 replies on “LaValle, Clifford Jerome”

Joe Simpkins says:

So glad and honored to have gotten to know you, albeit for a short period of time. I know you will always be loved and missed by all of your family left behind that you’ll see again on the other side.

Steven LaValle says:

Clifford was my oldest brother. He was born 24 December, 1937, in Tracy, down in Lyon County in Southern Minnesota. He was always the responsible brother and tried to make the family farm in Leader Minnesota work. They tell me that he used to provide milk for me in my little tin cup as he was milking the cows. He would squirt milk at me and the cats while we stood there in a circle around the milking stool.

Clifford made a career of the Air Force, something the rest of us could not bring ourselves to do, though four out of six of us were in the service.

Clifford had some of the most interesting stories to tell from his service. His unit worked with the local community in the Philippines, providing infrastructure services for some of the local villages. Cliff was a civil engineer, so he got to work some of the construction projects and became friends with the local people. They held a celebratory dinner after one of the projects and, as Cliff was approaching the chow line, the local mayor took one look at him and told the server – “dig deep, dog in bottom.” I always picture that moment, because I know that it didn’t phase Cliff at all.

He really enjoyed being of service.

Linda Aldridge says:

I never knew you, but met you only once, wish things could have been different, you gave me a wonderful and beautiful sister and I thank you for leaving me her,she can fill in who you were as a father and what kind of person you were,

Thomas LaValle says:

The one thing I remember is when Cliff and Tim Lived in San Antonio and Myself and Cheryl lived in Austin and Tony was but a couple of years old and Alice wasn’t a year yet tony stayed with Cliff and Tim. Cliff fixed supper for them, meat, potatoes, gravy and peas. Tony wouldn’t eat the peas. when cliff told him he was going to sit until they were gone, Tony promptly poured them on the floor gone. Cliff scooped them up put them in the bowl and back in front of Tony where they were promptly eaten, Tony never did that again. What Cliff did was nothing less then what Mom would have done. Rest in Peace my Bro.

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