Joan A. Clifford
July 27, 1939 - June 20, 2015
Bentonville, Arkansas
Joan A. Clifford, 75, of Bentonville, Arkansas passed away June 20,
2015 at Circle of Life Legacy Village in Bentonville.  She was born
July 27, 1939 in Philadelphia, PA to John Ernest and Ruth McClintock
Albrecht.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Moravian College in Bethlehem,
PA and was recently awarded an Honorary Associate Degree in Arts
and Letters from the Northwest Arkansas Community College.  She
served on the Board of Trustees at NWACC from January 2001 until
December 2012.  While on the board she served as secretary for two
years and chair for two years.  She also was an integral part of the
formation of the President’s Advisory Council on the Arts at NWACC.  
She served as board liaison for the advisory group during her time on
the board and, following her board service, stayed a part of the group as
a community representative.  Her work with the Advisory Council has
helped support students in the arts and the college-wide fine arts
collection.

Joan was very active in the Bentonville community.  She served as
assistant director of the Peel House Museum from 1992 to 2000.  Other
activities included service on the Liaison Committee of the Downtown
Planning Group for Square Renovation; past director of Helping Hands;
past president of the Bentonville Library Commission; past state
president of Questers International; past president of the Bentonville
Garden Club and past vice president of the Northwest Arkansas
Tourism Association.  She also served on the boards of the Arkansas
Association of Two-Year Colleges, the Northwest Arkansas Children’s
Shelter, and the Civic Symphony of Benton County.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bentonville, was a
Session member, moderator of the Worship Committee, a past officer of
the Presbyterian Women, a member of PEO Bentonville CL Chapter and
Bentonville Garden Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ruth Albrecht and one
son, Douglas Andrew Clifford.

Joan is survived by her husband, Ed Clifford; one daughter, Lynne Card
and husband, Philip of Bloomington, IN; one brother, John Albrecht and
wife, Ethyl of Florence, SC; and two grandchildren, Alexandra Card
and Nickolas Card.

A memorial service will be at 3:00PM, Thursday, June 25, 2015 at First
Presbyterian Church  in Bentonville with Pastor Katie Cummings
officiating.

Memorials may be made in honor of Joan Clifford to Circle of Life
Legacy Village, 1201 NE Legacy Pkwy, Bentonville, AR 72712 or to
First Presbyterian Church Service Circle, 901 NE J St, Bentonville, AR
72712.

Condolences

Ed, you and your family remain in our prayers. We value the warm
thoughts of Joan and the friendship we enjoyed over the past years.
Bob & Lana McCaslin

Joan was a gentle and kind lady.  Our thoughts and prayers
Jeff and Renee' Hutton

Knew Ed when I worked at Wal Mart and thought a lot of him and his
family. Best Regards!      Ron Anderson

Ed, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  My prayers and sympathy are
with you.
Bobbi Dodge


Ed and family, We were very sorry to learn of Joan's death. She and
Kathy were good friends in a book club and many other activities, and
as an NWACC staff member I had many opportunities to interact with
Joan on the campus in Bentonville and beyond. She was a wonderful
person, a very strong patron of NWACC, and a personal friend. We
send our sincere condolences
KATHY & GENE SCHNEIDER
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