Aurora, Colo. – Clifton (Cliff) D. Shumway passed away on Sunday, Sept. 4, at age 60 while on an annual golf trip with his friends in Wisconsin. An avid golfer, those who love him take comfort knowing he passed away enjoying what he loved.
Cliff was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota on Sept. 30, 1955. He was born a natural athlete and excelled in several sports. Cliff was a star in cross country, baseball and wrestling at Lincoln Senior High School. His true passion after high school was golf. He played in numerous golf tournaments in Myrtle Beach and Colorado over the years.
Cliff moved from Minnesota to Colorado in his 20s to work in construction. In 1999, he started his own business “Construction Management and Consulting” in Colorado. He provided project management for Assisted Livings, Banks, Apartment Buildings, Shopping Centers, and Schools.
Cliff was a fair, honest business man who modeled a strong work ethic, delivering outstanding customer service and loyalty to his peers and business associates. Cliff was proud of his business success but it was his family and friends he truly cherished.
He is survived by his sisters, Debra Mike (husband Larry) and Susan Lindemoen (husband Mike); nieces, Kari Skjerven, Briana DeLeon, Meghan Cushing, Nikki Lee; nephew, Tyler Lindemoen; and the love of his life, Marcelle Trujillo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Shumway and Ruby Frenzel.
A Celebration of Cliff’s Life will be held on Sept. 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Valley Country Club in Aurora, Colo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The First Tee of Denver, an organization that gives golf opportunities to children who might not have had them otherwise.