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Vining Funeral Home
Wednesday May 18th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Church Street Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Thursday May 19th, 2022
9:00am - 9:45am

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Funeral Service

Church Street Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Thursday May 19th, 2022
10:00am

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Concluding Services

Gila Valley Memorial Gardens
Thursday May 19th, 2022
11:15am

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Billie Clifford Lucas

Billie Ruth Clifford Lucas was born January 26, 1934, to William and Eula Moore Hill in Lordsburg, New Mexico. She was the fifth of nine children. Billie moved to Safford as a young child and graduated from Pima High School.

Billie met and married Gordon Clifford in 1955. To that marriage three children were born, Tony, Wayne, and Cindy.

Billie loved camping, quilting, bowling, traveling, dancing, sewing, and cooking. She was known for her Christmas candy, green chili burros and tamales. She was very active in her church calling for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Billie worked for many years in the administrative office at the Safford Unified School district. Later, she worked for 25 years at the Graham County Sheriff department. 

Billie’s husband, Gordon, passed away in 2006. She later met and married Mann Lucas in 2013. She enjoyed 8 wonderful years with Mann. After a brief illness, Billie passed away surrounded by her loving family on May 12, 2022.

Billie is survived by: her husband, Mann Lucas; her sons, Tony (Lisa) Clifford and Wayne (Roxanne) Clifford; six grandchildren, Micah (Dino) Monaco, Jeremy (Kristi) Clifford, Michael Clifford, Justin (Anansa) Clifford, Paxton (Erica) Carrasco and Kyler Clifford; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Gordon Clifford; and her daughter, Cindy Carrasco.

Funeral services for Billie will be conducted Thursday morning, May 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at the Church Street Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bishop Cole Bryce of the Thatcher 8th Ward. Concluding services will follow in the Gila Valley Memorial Gardens.

Family will receive friends Wednesday evening, May 18, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home and Thursday morning, May 19, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m., in the Church Street Chapel Relief Society Room.


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Patricia A. Fontaine Jun 27 2022 11:48 AM

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Paula Bingham May 19 2022 10:58 AM

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Mindy McBride May 19 2022 2:29 AM

The sweetest woman I ever met! I loved every minute I got to spend growing up around the corner from the Clifford's. So much time going back and forth. She never said a cross word. Just "oh honey you girls better be good." . Much love ❤️

Cindy Rickert May 18 2022 11:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Billie Clifford Lucas

Madeline Ann Kight May 18 2022 6:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Billie Clifford Lucas

Doris Kempton May 18 2022 3:48 PM

Leaving my love and condoleces to all of Billie's family, Mann, her children Tony, Wayne and their families. I love Billie we had many great times years ago in our Solomonville ward callings. She was always willing to go the extra mile as she served.

Kathy Hancock May 17 2022 12:43 AM

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