Eileen Jean (Snyder) Clifford, 1927-2022, was born in St Paul. She graduated from Murray High School, North Hennepin Community College and U of M. She earned a nursing degree and met her husband Jack while at the U.

After St. Paul, they made a home in Brooklyn Center and enjoyed homes on Lake Washburn and in Lakeland, Florida. She later earned a bachelor’s, master’s and PhD in public health education, teaching at North Hennepin and the U of M.

Eileen was a mother, nurse, teacher, pilot, square dancer, League of Women voter, gardener and devout Catholic.

She is survived by children: sons Mark (Jackie) Clifford, Greg Clifford, daughter Christine Clifford; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Dorothy Deans. She was preceded in death by husband Jack Clifford, son Charles and parents Harold and Clara Mae Snyder. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 18 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Minnetonka.

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