Clifton Clif L Danner

December 31, 1922December 19, 2012

Clifton L. Danner (Clif), 89, born in Sulphur, Oklahoma, died 12/19/2012 in Oklahoma City. He was one of eight sons of Rev. and Mrs. William W. Danner.

Members of his family are his wife, Helen; daughter, Shelly Abner and husband Larry of Kirkland, WA; son Kevin and wife Valerie and grandson Blake Danner of Plano, TX.

Clif was a 1941 graduate of Classen High School. He served four and a half years in the U.S. Army Air Force, being discharged December of 1945 with the rank of Staff/Sergeant. He was employed by Liberty National Bank and Trust Co. for 39 years, retiring as a Special Organizational Services (SOS) officer. He later worked as an Office Manager at Guardian North Funeral Home for four years.

Clif was an active member of Quail Springs Baptist Church, serving as a deacon, member of the JOY Sunday School class, church choir member, and soloist.

Visitation for Clif will be on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 9am to 8pm. A private family interment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be held at Quails Springs Baptist Church, 14613 N. May Ave., on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Hance Dilbeck presiding. Memorials may be made to the building fund at Quail Springs Baptist Church.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Rhonda (Baumgartner) Malahy

January 11, 2013

Dearest Helen, Shelly, and Kevin,
We were out of town with our oldest son for the holidays and I was dismayed to hear of Clif's passing when we got back. I would've attended his memorial if we'd been here. I have happy memories of playing with Shelly and carpooling to Wednesday night activities with Shelly and Kevin. Marty and I have such wonderful memories of working with Clif in the preschool choir and playing in the handbell choir. He seemed to be able to put a humorous spin on any situation. I missed Helen's lovely piano accompaniment to our Christmas carols at the Baptist Integris Volunteer Christmas party this year. Hope to see you back in uniform at the hospital sometime? Love, Rhonda & Marty

Jann (Faught) Jeffrey

December 29, 2012

My dear Helen
I wanted you to know how special the memories we have of Clift are. I recall a time when he was trying to herd little people in white robes toward the platform and some had a different idea. Naturally at least one of those belonged to me! How precious he was with children. Perhaps the Lord needed him to direct that new choir of tiny children who just arrived from Newtown. He will always be a comfort and he blessed our family.

Barb Olson

December 23, 2012

Dear Helen, just now learned of Clif's passing. So very sorry to hear of this. Clif I know is with the Lord, and that is a wonderful comfort and hope. I know you will miss him terribly. Love to you, Barb Olson

December 22, 2012

Helen, Shelly, Kevin and Blake,
Our prayers go out to you for the loss of husband, father and grandfather. Clif meant so very much to all of us. We pray God will give you strength in the coming days.
We love you, Dorothy and family

Alyson Heeke

December 22, 2012

Prayers for you my sweet Helen and your entire family. Cliff was very special and those of us remaining behind will miss him. One day soon, we will all be together again! I will be wrapping my arms around you "my mom" during this very emotional time.

Mary (Daron) Kamp

December 22, 2012

Dear Helen, Shelly, Kevin and family,

Thoughts and prayers are with you. There is a growing choir of treasured friends in Heaven. May your sweet memories bring you comfort.

Mona Preuss

December 21, 2012

Rest in peace, dear Clif. Many, many fond memories are being recalled. Maybe you and Don can sing another duet now.

Wes Telyea

December 21, 2012

Keeping a prayer for you and your family Shelly

-Pastor Wes