Clifford James's Story
Clifford James Amero died Friday, February 10, 2017 at home in Deming, New Mexico.
He was born June 3, 1929, in Gloucester to Clifford J. Amero Sr. and Doris M. DeCoste. He married Dixie Lea Potter October 24, 2005, in Bexar, Texas.
He grew up in Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High School in the class of 1947. He also graduated from the Rutherford School of Business Dallas, Texas.
He worked for the Dept. of the Army as a Computer Programmer at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and as a Computer Systems Analyst at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.
In 1957 he graduated from the Massachusetts Military Academy, serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Massachusetts National Guard/Army Reserve. He also served in the Oklahoma & Texas National Guard. He attended several service schools including The Artillery Officer Basic Course, Advance Artillery Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, The Officer Maintenance Course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He came up through the ranks and retired as Colonel with 39 years’ service.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Dan Weaver of Tampa, Fla. and Robin and Briar Morrison of Evansville, Wyo.; two stepdaughters: Audrey Diane Cizek of Engelwood, CO, and Laura Gail Phillips of Geronimo, Okla.; a stepson, Jason Wolf Watiqua, Cache, OK., and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dixie Lea (Potter) Amero, his two sisters, Patricia Lois (Amero) Koper, Elizabeth Frances (Amero) Milholen; brother, Jones Newell Jr.; two aunts, Mary Harriet (DeCoste) Fortado and Madeline Josephine (Thibedeau) Nocton.
Burial will be held privately.