Obituary: Clife Godinho (April 11, 1926 – April 29, 2013)

By Submitted May 13, 2013 04:24 pm

Clife Edith Godinho passed away in Crescent City on April 29, 2013, at the age of 87.

Clife was born April 11, 1926, in Seattle, Wash., to Ira and Stella (McCartin) Swisher. Besides raising her three daughters, she worked most of her life, especially enjoying her employment with the credit union and the phone company in San Francisco. Clife was a member of the Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, hummingbirds, beachcombing, music, dancing, fishing, traveling, and a smart Irish wit. She was talented with needlework and other arts and crafts.

Surviving family include her sister, Mary Agnes Guernsey of Seattle, Wash.; daughters Susan Hollman of Union City, Calif.; Catherine Otto and husband, Russ of Pioneer, Calif.; and Margaret Snowden and husband, Joe of Crescent City, Calif.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed online at