Harvey Busby Clifford

Harvey Busby Clifford of Pine, Arizona, passed away on March 31, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 83. Harvey was born on December 8, 1934 in Tucson, Arizona, to Alfred and Rose (Busby) Clifford. He was the fourth of six children.


Harvey was a baptized member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission to Argentina for the LDS Church. He served in many capacities of the Church as a Sunday School teacher, Young Men’s President, Branch President, High Councilor. He had a testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ.


On December 21, 1959 he married Junetta Arnett in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple. On September 29, 1960 their daughter Leilani was born in Hawaii while Harvey was in the military there. On September 27, 1965 their son Brad was born and on March 22, 1969 their son Randy was born.


Harvey worked for years for Western Savings and Loan and later owned his own landscape company. Recently, Harvey worked for Ace Hardware in Payson, Arizona.


Harvey loved gardening. He always had a vegetable and beautiful flower gardens.


He was an athlete and loved to play all sports from fastpitch softball to basketball and even tennis. He got great joy in watching his children and grandchildren play sports and would travel great lengths to their events.


He will forever be a University of Arizona Wildcat fan.


He loved to cook, grill, smoke, for family and friends.


 He truly loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them as much as possible.


Harvey is survived by his wife, Junetta (Arnett) Clifford; his brothers, Floyd (Carol) Clifford of Meridian, Idaho, Clinton (Ann) Clifford of Phoenix, Arizona and Gary Clifford from Tucson, Arizona; children Leilani Skousen, Brad (Mindy) Clifford and Randy (Lisa) Clifford; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.


A viewing will be held on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 9:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pine, Arizona (AZ-87 & Pine Canyon Drive) followed by the funeral service at 10:30 AM. Harvey will be buried in Pine, Arizona.