Clifford Earl Stone, 72, passed away peacefully at his home on February 10, 2021. He was preceded in death by his sons Robert Stone and Anh Nguyen, father Willie Stone, mother Oliver Kinder, brothers Harry Osborne and Neil Osborne, and nephew Joey.
He will be sorely missed and is survived by his wife Hanh Stone, children: Hong Nguyen (Vuong), George Stone, Julia Tessier (Joshua), John Stone, grandchildren: Huyen, Linh, Nghia, Deserea, Trinity, Aria, Grace, Karri-Mae, Adele, Jon, Luke, Mark, Ally, John Jr., great-grandchildren: Ignascio, Ilias, Elenae, sister Ida Kaye Webster, and nieces Angie Bryant and Margie Wentworth.
Clifford was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He faithfully attended mass and prayed the rosary and made a covenant with God to fast every Friday.
Clifford served honorably in the United States Army for over 20 years as an Administrative/Legal Specialist. He served during the Vietnam War and met his beautiful and supportive wife, Hanh. He was assigned at Fort Bliss, Fort Campbell, Hanau, Keesler AFB, and New Mexico Military Institute. During that time he received: M16 Expert Badge, Overseas Service Ribbon with Bars, Meritorious Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal.
After retirement Clifford worked for TMC, the Roswell Mall and Job Corps. At Job Corps he enjoyed the interaction with the youth and the opportunity to assist in molding the students. He made it a point to treat the students attending as if they were his own children.
Clifford’s passion was his interest in UFOs. He was a huge part of the UFO community. He had two books published and spoke at many venues from around the world. He was described as a “treasure” in UFO circles.