Clifford Boutin passed away on November 24, 2012, following a short battle with cancer.
He is survived by his daughters Diana Boutin and Nancy Truesdale, his grandson Sean Truesdale (Amy), granddaughter Stacia Stuart (Andrew) and his great-grandchildren Sydney, Madison and Tyler.
Born in Port Arthur, TX to Joseph and Olive Boutin, Cliff spent his early years there before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1943. His skill in speaking French led to his being chosen to give French cadets advanced flight training.
A proud veteran of World War II, Cliff never outgrew his love of airplanes. A natural extension of this fondness was his long-time hobby of raising birds.Clifford retired from Monsanto after 35 years with the company, spending time in Long Beach, St. Louis, Santa Clara and Irvine. He was twice chosen to receive the honor of Master Salesman.
Following his retirement, he moved to Hollister where he spent his final years.
Clifford will be remembered as a man who loved his family and will be greatly missed by them.