Lora June (Bradford) Clifton

July 12, 1932 ~ July 3, 2022 (age 89)


Lora June (Bradford) Clifton, 89, of Brownville, Nebraska was one of seven children born to George and LaVinnie (Platt) Bradford.  She was born on July 12, 1932 in Auburn, Nebraska.  Lora grew up in Auburn and attended Auburn Public Schools.  At the age of 17, Lora was united in marriage to Richard Lee Clifton.  To this union two children, Debbie Lou and Ricky Lee Clifton were born.  The couple made their home and raised their family in Brownville, Nebraska where Lora would reside for the majority of her life.

The Clifton family were entrepreneurs at heart.  Lora worked alongside her husband Richard on the Silver Star Shows Carnival running the food concession trailer during the summers and many years to follow.  She also ran her own beauty shop in her home in Brownville for fifteen years.  In addition to this, Lora was also bookkeeper for the family business Clifton Welding and Machine.

Prior to her husband’s death, the couple made many fishing trips that they thoroughly enjoyed.  Besides fishing, Lora had a love for reading, listening to country music, playing cards and scrabble.  She also took great pride in her yard always striving for perfection.  Lora will be also remembered as a fabulous cook making the best fried chicken and pies.  Most of all, she was a loving mother and grandmother.  After a brief illness, Lora passed away at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Auburn, Nebraska on Sunday, July 3, 2022, just 9 days before reaching her 90th birthday.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard Lee Clifton, daughter Debbie Clifton, two brothers and three sisters.

Those left to mourn Lora’s passing include her son Rick Clifton and his wife Margaret of Brownville, NE; grandson Kaleb Clifton and Marissa Westbrook of Brownville, NE; granddaughter Karlee Haynes and husband Levi of Auburn, NE; a sister Doris O’Neill of Omaha, NE; other relatives, many friends and last but not least, her beloved Yorkies Izzy and Nikki.

Per Lora’s wishes, her body will be cremated and no services are planned.

Inurnment will be at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Brownville, Nebraska privately by the family at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Walnut Grove Cemetery or Nemaha Fire and Rescue Squad.

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Services entrusted to Hall Funeral Chapel-707 15th ST-Auburn, Nebraska 68305 (402) 274-3131.


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