How do you condense an entire life into a few short paragraphs, especially a life as extraordinary as the one lived by Cliff Brewer?
Charles Clifford “Cliff” Brewer was born on May 1, 1925, in Daniel. He was known for his love of the outdoors, and anyone visiting with him for very long was sure to hear one of his many hunting, fishing or camping stories, which often included his children or grandchildren as the main characters.
When he was not pursuing his love of the outdoors, Cliff worked at a number of different jobs throughout his life, including logging, driving truck for his friend Pat Johnson, guiding and entertaining at the Box R Ranch and feeding elk at the Muddy feedground outside of Boulder. He was well known for feeding a crowd with his Dutch oven cooking, and his legendary biscuits and gravy for breakfast have been enjoyed by many over the years.
Cliff was a hard worker who never shirked a responsibility. When World War II broke out, he demonstrated his ethical belief in hard work and doing your duty by enlisting in the Army in 1943 and serving his country as a sergeant in the 32nd Infantry. He and his division were stationed in the Philippines, and he received several awards and honors related to his service there.
Cliff Brewer passed away at home on June 13, surrounded by his family. The man known as “The Grizz” had put up a bear-like fight against cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Edie Brewer; his children Kathy Clark, Rocky (Dee) Brewer, Mel Goodrich and Paul Brewer; his siblings Jean Rahm, June Mayes and Jim Brewer; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Lon Brewer; his father, Walter C. Brewer, and mother, Mary Guinard; his brother, Robert Brewer; his son-in-law, Dennis Goodrich; and his grandson, Dailan Clark.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pinedale at 11 a.m. on June 28 for all who would like to share in remembering his amazing life. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Kickin’ Cancer in Sublette County, P.O. Box 687, Pinedale, WY 82941, or Tip Top Search and Rescue, P.O. Box 400, Pinedale, WY 82941.
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