In memory of
Cliff Collard
In memory of
Cliff Collard
Cliff Collard Dec. 20, 1951 - Oct. 31, 2020 Clifford Gordon Collard, 68, of Newport, passed away Oct. 31, 2020, surrounded by his family, after suffering a cardiac arrest Oct. 29, 2020. Cliff was born in Hood River, Ore., to Lillian and Charles Collard Dec. 20, 1951. He grew up in Tillamook with his brother Greg where he graduated from Tillamook High School in 1970 and was Valedictorian of his class. He obtained his BS in Political Science with honors from Oregon State University where he met his wife and best friend of 45 years. Carey and Cliff were married in Albany in 1975 before moving to Sacramento, Calif., where Cliff went to the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1977. Cliff practiced law in Lincoln County for 40 years while he and Carey raised their two daughters. Cliff believed in being a public servant which he lived out by serving as a board member on the Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County for many years, as well as being active in the Yaquina Bay Optimist Club and Newport Boosters. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newport where he had served as an Elder. Cliff and Carey are passionate Oregon State Beaver fans and have devoted many years cheering on their teams in Corvallis with close friends. Cliff loved sailing and being on the water. He took great pride in his yard and projects around the house and every year would delight in decorating the house and yard with hundreds of Christmas lights. In 2018 he finished a remodeling project on his house that he did mostly himself. Cliff and Carey traveled the world together as they shared a desire to see and experience other cultures and historical sights. He loved music and would often be found with his iPad enjoying music by Queen and Cat Stevens. Most of all, our Papa was a proud husband, father and grandparent and was selfless in his great love to his family and five grandchildren. He was known by all as being gentle and kind, with a meticulous attention to detail, passion for knowledge, and always strove to do the right thing. In addition to Carey, Cliff is survived by his brother, Greg Collard; daughter and son-in-law, Jaime and Justin Perryman and grandchildren, Madison and Blake; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Ryan Thomas and grandchildren, Kaelyn, Nolan and Jaron; and his new Chocolate Lab puppy, Mocha. In lieu of flowers or donations, Cliff would have loved contributions be made to the Yaquina Bay Optimist Club or Newport Boosters. Please leave condolences for the family at: www.mchenryfuneralhome.com Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Cliff Collard
Cliff Collard Dec. 20, 1951 - Oct. 31, 2020 Clifford Gordon Collard, 68, of Newport, passed away Oct. 31, 2020, surrounded by his family, after suffering a cardiac arrest Oct. 29, 2020. Cliff was born in Hood River, Ore., to Lillian and Charles Collard Dec. 20, 1951. He grew up in Tillamook with his brother Greg where he graduated from Tillamook High School in 1970 and was Valedictorian of his class. He obtained his BS in Political Science with honors from Oregon State University where he met his wife and best friend of 45 years. Carey and Cliff were married in Albany in 1975 before moving to Sacramento, Calif., where Cliff went to the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1977. Cliff practiced law in Lincoln County for 40 years while he and Carey raised their two daughters. Cliff believed in being a public servant which he lived out by serving as a board member on the Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County for many years, as well as being active in the Yaquina Bay Optimist Club and Newport Boosters. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newport where he had served as an Elder. Cliff and Carey are passionate Oregon State Beaver fans and have devoted many years cheering on their teams in Corvallis with close friends. Cliff loved sailing and being on the water. He took great pride in his yard and projects around the house and every year would delight in decorating the house and yard with hundreds of Christmas lights. In 2018 he finished a remodeling project on his house that he did mostly himself. Cliff and Carey traveled the world together as they shared a desire to see and experience other cultures and historical sights. He loved music and would often be found with his iPad enjoying music by Queen and Cat Stevens. Most of all, our Papa was a proud husband, father and grandparent and was selfless in his great love to his family and five grandchildren. He was known by all as being gentle and kind, with a meticulous attention to detail, passion for knowledge, and always strove to do the right thing. In addition to Carey, Cliff is survived by his brother, Greg Collard; daughter and son-in-law, Jaime and Justin Perryman and grandchildren, Madison and Blake; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Ryan Thomas and grandchildren, Kaelyn, Nolan and Jaron; and his new Chocolate Lab puppy, Mocha. In lieu of flowers or donations, Cliff would have loved contributions be made to the Yaquina Bay Optimist Club or Newport Boosters. Please leave condolences for the family at: www.mchenryfuneralhome.com Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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McHenry Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Corvallis
206 NW 5th St.
Corvallis, OR 97330
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