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Cliff Jay Grossman April 12, 1945 - May 10, 2021

Cliff Jay Grossman, 76, of Meridian, passed away May 10, 2021. Cliff was born April 12, 1945 in Lusk, Wyoming to parents Thomas and Betty Ruth (McKibben) Grossman.

Cliff met and married the love of his life, Carrie Alice (Brown) on April 2, 1965 in Elizabethtown, Illinois. Together the two had two daughters, Ronda, and Christi.

He was a member of the 101st Airborne during his time in the United States Army, he was also a member of the Mountain Home Police Department and the Idaho State Police.

Cliff’s life led him through many journeys, including owning and operating Green Acres Golf Course in Bridgeport, Michigan with his wife Carrie. Cliff was most proud of being the professional with Green Acres, even earning a PGA card. While living in Meridian, he was a proud member of The River Club, formerly Plantation Country Club. In addition to loving to play golf, Cliff thoroughly enjoyed Boise State Football and Basketball.

First and foremost, Cliff had a true passion for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved spending time with his family so much.

Cliff is survived by; the love of his life, Carrie Grossman; daughters, Ronda (Mark) Paffile  and Christi Grossman both of Meridian; brothers Michael (Jeanne) Grossman of Meridian and Larry Grossman of Kuna; sisters Tammy (David) Ellis of Nevada and Linda King of Alabama; grandchildren, Jessica (Tyler) Purchase of Meridian, Samantha Paffile of Meridian, Connor (Krista) Grossman of Idaho Falls and Mackenzie Cox of Meridian; great grandchildren, Braiden and Jaelyn Purchase, Brixlyn Paffile and Emery Grossman; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Betty Ruth (McKibben) Grossman; and grandmother, Lula McKibben.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donation be made to First Tee of Idaho https://www.firstteeidaho.org/

A viewing will be held 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Monday, May 17, 2021 at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City. A graveside service will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery, 9600 Hill Rd., Boise. The family would also like to invite you to a celebration of life beginning at 4:00 pm, at The River Club, formerly The Plantation Country Club, 6515 W. State St., Boise.

 

A viewing will be held 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Monday, May 17, 2021 at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City. A graveside service will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery, 9600 Hill Rd., Boise. The family would also like to invite you to a celebration of life beginning at 4:00 pm, at The River Club, formerly The Plantation Country Club, 6515 W. State St., Boise.

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    Jerry Blake says

    So sorry for our loss, a great friend has left us. Our Love and prayers to family and friends.

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    Louie Schultz says

    I am very sorry to hear about Cliff. While in Michigan, he always made things so much fun for all of us who played golf at Green Acres. Then, with all the golf outings we went to up north, it was a great time in our lives. We made great friendships. I miss him, and prayers to all the Grossmans.

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    Bob & Joan Knight says

    We are so sorry for the loss of Cliff, we have so many memories and stories that make us laugh, cry and sigh. Such a great friend and business partner … we will never forget. Carrie, Ronda, Christi.. we are so happy to have been part of his and all of your lives. We are very saddened, love you guys, Bob & Joan Knight

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    Ron and Carol Ptacek says

    We send condolences to Carrie and her family. Always enjoyed being around Cliff especially on many Pro-am trips. He will be missed

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    Larry Yarnell says

    I went to high school and was also a police officer with him in Mountain Home. He was a good man, and I was fortunate to know him. My condolences to the entire family, but especially to Carrie.

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