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In Memory of

Clifford Marlow Rairdon

September 25, 1952 - September 7, 2017

Obituary


Clifford Marlow Rairdon passed away unexpectedly on September 7th, 2017 in Seattle WA at the age of 64. He was born on September 25th 1952 in Wenatchee WA where he lived on a farm with his parents Howard and Betty and five siblings; Larry, Gary, Judy, Michael, and Kathy. Cliff was the comedian of the family and would always find way to keep them laughing. His mother would always shake her head and say; "Cliff is a character". In 1957 the company his father Howard was employed with, The Great Northern Railroad shut down and...

Clifford Marlow Rairdon passed away unexpectedly on September 7th, 2017 in Seattle WA at the age of 64. He was born on September 25th 1952 in Wenatchee WA where he lived on a farm with his parents Howard and Betty and five siblings; Larry, Gary, Judy, Michael, and Kathy. Cliff was the comedian of the family and would always find way to keep them laughing. His mother would always shake her head and say; "Cliff is a character". In 1957 the company his father Howard was employed with, The Great Northern Railroad shut down and the Rairdon family moved to Lynnwood WA where his father gained employment with Burlington Railroad in Seattle WA. Clifford graduated from Mountlake Terrace High School in 1970 then ventured off trying different types of employment until he settled in the automotive industry. Cliff moved to Kent WA and started working at Seatac Parts Warehouse in 1986 as a parts manager where he continued his employment until 2017. In 1989 Cliff starting dating Sheila and it soon became evident they were meant to be together. In 1991 Cliff and Sheila moved in together and were married on May 24th 2008.
Clifford was a kind gentle soul who loved history, football, Chevy sport cars and his family. He was a hardworking man and would take his time making sure everything was in its place. Cliff loved to take his yearly vacations during the memorial holidays with his family so much that he would start counting down in the months being in January, down to the days and minutes until it was time to leave. Cliff enjoyed his time while on vacation, taking small hikes or just drinking his coffee, reading the newspaper while also taking in the views whether it was deer grazing in the grass or the ocean waves.
Cliff is preceded in death by his grandparents; Estella and Clifford Rairdon and Little Grandma. His parents; Howard and Betty Rairdon. His step daughter Mindy and his nephew Christopher.
Survived by his wife; Sheila. His step daughters; Sheri and Dayna. His grandchildren; Aaron, Jacob, Jessica, Austin, Sarina, River, Stone Matthew and Mackenzie. His nine great grandchildren. His siblings; Larry, Gary, Judy, Michael and Kathy. and by his nieces and nephews.

Cliff (Papa) your family is not prepared for you not being here on this earth with us. Your wife, kids, grandkids, great grandkids and family loves you. You will truly be missed.
Arrangements under the direction of Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills, Lynnwood, WA.