West Seattle Herald - Obituaries

Lavonne L. “Bonnie” (Lytell - Kuehner) Mataftin 1926 ~ 2016

Died July 22, 2016, shortly after her 90th birthday. She was born on the Fourth of July to Hilda and Leslie “Ert” Lytell. She grew up in Fauntleroy, West Seattle, and attended West Seattle High School. She was preceded in death by husbands, Jay Kuehner and William “Bill” Mataftin.

JAMES J. STEFNIK 1947 ~ 2016

James J. Stefnik, 69, completed his journey on this earth August 30, 2016. Born to John and Shirley Stefnik June 18, 1947 in East Vandergrift, PA, Jim grew up in West Seattle, graduating from WSHS in 1965.

DERRY LEROY SMITH 1935 ~ 2016

Derry Leroy Smith “Smitty”, age 81, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016 from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. Derry was born in Bow, Washington on May 16, 1935, the youngest of 6 children to Roy and Lila Smith. He graduated from Burlington Edison High school class of 1953.

CECIL LAWRENCE NELSON, JR. 1943 ~ 2016

In loving memory of Cecil Lawrence Nelson, Jr. (known to friends as Larry Nelson) who was born in Pendleton, OR on September 6, 1943 and passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

MARGARET A. CLAUGHTON 1926 – 2016

Margaret A. Claughton (nee Frankson) passed away on July 29, 2016, at age 90. Born in 1926 in Texas, Margaret moved with her family to Walla Walla, WA in 1940 and graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1943. She married Calvin E. Claughton, Jr. on May 11, 1947.

MARGARET A. CLAUGHTON 1926 – 2016

Margaret A. Claughton (nee Frankson) passed away on July 29, 2016, at age 90. Born in 1926 in Texas, Margaret moved with her family to Walla Walla, WA in 1940 and graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1943. She married Calvin E. Claughton, Jr. on May 11, 1947.

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