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Dorothy Ann Claflin

July 17, 1930 December 9, 2018
Dorothy Ann Claflin
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On Sunday December 9, 2018, Dorothy Ann (Keene) Claflin passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 88.
The second of six children, Dorothy affectionately known as “Dot” to her many friends and “Granny” to her extended family, was born July 17, 1930 to Chester Keene and Ella (Garwood) Keene of Phoenix, Oregon.
Dot married the love of her life, Cecil Ray Claflin on September 3, 1948, and for the next 59 years they enjoyed life to the fullest, raising three sons, traveling across the US and Europe and supporting the community.
A lifelong resident of Phoenix, Dot worked as a postal clerk at the Phoenix Post Office for over 30 years. An active member of Bethel Assembly and later, Central Neighbor Church, she was a beloved Sunday School teacher at both churches for many generations. Dot was also a founding and energetic member of both the Phoenix Historical Society and the Phoenix Friends of the Library. In recent years, she became a staunch supporter of the Phoenix Presbyterian Church Thursday dinner program.
Dot is survived by a large family including brother, Richard Keene and sister, Beverly (Keene) Weinecke; eldest son, Patrick Claflin and his wife, Mary Lee (Wilmoth) Claflin; grandson, Jacob Claflin and wife, Valah Steffen-Wittwer; granddaughter, Tiffany (Claflin) Spurlock and husband, Mathew Spurlock; and great-grandson, Forge Spurlock; middle son, Gregory Claflin; granddaughter, Molly Claflin; and grandson, Benjamin Claflin; youngest son, Danial Claflin and wife, Vesta (Nightingale) Claflin; granddaughter, Amanda Claflin; step grandchildren, Living & Julie Nightingale, Celeste & Shawn Petock, Brinda & Kevin Keller, Celia & Mike Yonker, Rene Pruitt, and Joyce Nightingale; and step great-grandchildren, Tessa and Sydney Nightingale, Ashton and Elayna Petock, Brooke, Erin and Nolan Keller, Tyson, Caden and Caleb Yonker, and Ava and Alyssa Pruitt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Ella Keene, brothers, Leonard and Chester Keene, sister, Charlotte (Keene) Seaman, and her beloved husband, Cecil.
A family graveside service is planned for 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 19th at the Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery. The date of a memorial service will be announced early next year.
Donations in Dorothy’s memory can be made to the Phoenix Historical Society, the Phoenix Library, or the Presbyterian Church Thursday Dinners.


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