Whittier College Mourns Olive Clift '41

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Whittier College Mourns Olive Clift '41Alumna and long-time Whittier College supporter, Olive (Chandler) Clift passed away yesterday afternoon from the effects of congestive heart failure. Mrs. Clift worked as assistant manager of the campus bookstore for 30 years, alongside her husband Bob Clift '40. She was also an advisor for the Metaphonian Society and a member of the Women's Auxiliary. In 1978, she received the Alumni Service Award and was among the 100 Distinguished Graduates honored during the centennial celebration. "We will remember her fondly each time we visit the Olive and Bob Clift '40 Bookstore at the new Campus Center," said President Sharon Herzberger in a letter to the Whittier community. The Clift Bookstore dedication will take place on Friday, October 17th at 5 p.m.

A memorial service for Mrs. Clift will be held on Tuesday, August 19th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Memorial Chapel. A reception following the service will be held in Mendenhall.