Raley, Clifton Wright
Birth: Friday, May 06, 1932 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Owings, Maryland
Death: Thursday, June 09, 2016 at the age of 84
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Clifton Wright Raley, 84, of Owings passed away June 9, 2016 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1932 in Washington, D.C. to James and Louise (Wright) Raley.
Clifton was raised in D.C. where he played basketball and baseball at Palisades Park and where he eventually met Elizabeth "Betty" Harris. Clifton and Betty married in 1951 and they lived in D.C. and had two daughters, Caron and Sharon. They would later move to Greenbelt and have two more daughters, LouAnne and Colleen.
Clifton raised his family in Greenbelt where he coached his girls' basketball and softball teams. He and his family moved to Calvert County where he would continue to coach his daughter's co-ed softball teams. Following his retirement as a sheet metal worker, Clifton and Betty were snowbirds in Sarasota, FL for 20 years.
In his leisure time Clifton enjoyed shooting pool and sports, especially baseball and basketball. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and never missed his children or grandchildren's games after he stopped coaching.
Clifton was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Raley who passed away in March. He is survived by daughters Caron E. Sisson of North Beach, Sharon R. Sherbert and husband Julius of Owings, LouAnne R. Boehm and husband David of Islamorada, FL and Colleen R. McClair of Huntingtown.
He is also survived by grandchildren, Angela Stickell, Wendy Currie, Dennis Miller, Joshua Morehead, Jason Boehm, Clifton Bridegum and Drew McClair as well as great-grandchildren Haylee and Savannah Stickell, Brody Willis, Elizabeth and Ethan Currie, Colt Bridegum, Brooke Boehm and Marissa and Miranda Yost.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.