Calvin E. Claughton

Calvin E. Claughton, II passed away March 5, 2006 at age 81 in Portland, Oregon. We miss him very much. Born in San Francisco on November 5, 1924 to Calvin E. and Margaret R. Claughton. He grew up in Seattle, attending area grade schools and West Seattle High School. He married Margaret Frankson in Walla Walla, Washington in 1947 and had two children, Margaret Diane (born November 4, 1952) and Calvin III (born May 10, 1955). In the late 1940's and early 50's, he worked as a theater manager for Fox Theaters, Sterling Theaters, Hamrick-Evergreen, and Mid-State Amusement Corp. In the 1950's, he worked in retail sales of men's clothing at Pragers and Bernie Utz. In the 1960's, he worked for the Washington State Employment Service before starting his career with the Internal Revenue Service with whom he retired in 1985. While with the IRS, he attended Gonzaga Law School from1973 to 1976. After graduation, he became an attorney for IRS until retirement. After retirement, he practiced law for a private firm until 1992. He was a member of Kent United Methodist Church, Walla Walla Elks and the Washington State Bar Association. He is survived by his wife, two children, two sisters, and numerous family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on March 18, 2006, at Kent United Methodist Church, 11010 SE 248th St., Kent Washington. In lieu of flowers please send memorial gifts to Gonzaga University Law School Foundation, Spokane, Washington 99202, or West Seattle High School Alumni Association, 4075 West Stevens, Seattle, Washington 98116.