Clifford H. Meier headed west

Col Cliff Meier, 94 headed west June 10, 2015.  He was 94 years old and had been in a rest home in Albuquerque  for several years.  Cliff was a Veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He was An F-100 squadron Commander in Toul-Rosières Air Base, France and later a Wing Commander at Macdill AFB.  There will be no service at this time but later in Florida.  He is survived by two sons and numerous Grand and Great-Grandchildren.
His obituary reads “Meier, Clifford Henry Jul. 20, 1920 – Jun. 10, 2015  Clifford Henry Meier, a long-time resident of Sarasota and Bradenton, passed away on June 10th, 2015 in Albuquerque NM at the age of 94. He was born in Omaha Nebraska on July 20, 1920. Cliff made the United States Air Force a career and retired after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a fighter pilot and flew fighters in World War II, Korean and Viet Nam conflicts and with the RAF as an exchange pilot. It was during flight training at Sarasota Army Air Force Field in 1943 that he married Betty Boyd and they would return to Sarasota after his Air Force retirement in 1971. He enjoyed a second career selling Wellcraft boats before his final retirement. He loved to travel and was an avid trap shooter; participating in many events around Florida as well as the Pennsylvania State Trap Meet and the Grand National. He moved to New Mexico in 2010 due to health reasons.
Cliff is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Betty Meier and his last wife Rosemary Meier. He is survived by his two sons Cliff Meier, Albuquerque and Brian Meier, Colorado Springs and their wives as well as five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He will be interred at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sarasota Florida. Following his wishes no formal service is to be held.
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