Clifford was born in Lajunta, Colorado on October 8th, 1940 and moved to California with his family at 10 years old. He met his lifelong love, Carolee, in El Cajon on New Year's Eve of 1970 and married August 18, 1973. They lived in various areas of San Diego county where their raised their daughter Dawna.
Clifford worked in the printing business and eventually started his own printing and binding business, East County Collating, in Lakeside, CA. He enjoyed many hobbies: camping with his family, extensive street bicycling adventures, and lake fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carolee (Montgomery) Albrecht, his daughter Dawna Salois, three grandchildren: Christine, Nicholas, and Tess Ernster, and two great grandchildren: Jaxon Esquivel and Maya Conde.Two nieces: Tina Bryson and Shelly Thompson.