Sam B. McNaghten
Sam B. McNaghten Sam B. McNaghten passed away peacefully October 9, 2016 at his home in Elk, WA. He was born in March, 1923 in Branson, Colorado to Alcutt and Anna McNaghten. After graduating from high school Sam joined the US Navy serving during WW II. He served in all three theaters of the war circumnavigating the globe and surviving 18 hours in the Indian Ocean after his ship was sunk by enemy action in February of 1944. After discharge he went to work as a telegrapher with the CB & Q Railroad and while working in Heartwell, NE met Dee Porterfield. They married soon after and lived in blessed matrimony for 70 years. Sam worked in many capacities and in many cities over his 35 year career with the railroad. He settled in the Seattle area for the final years of his career retiring from the Burlington Northern RR as Director of Transportation. Sam was active in his church and community. He was heavily involved in youth baseball in Kirkland, WA and was an original Seattle Seahawk Booster Club organizer and longtime member. Sam is survived by his loving wife Dee, three sons Greg (Carol), Mark (Tricia) and Bryan (Sheila), grandsons Matthew, Patrick, Daniel, Sam, Adam, Benjamin and Sean McNaghten, granddaughters Meghan Archer, Shannon Clark, and Katherine McNaghten and 16 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Betty of Las Vegas, NV. Sam is preceded in death by brothers Frank, Tom and sister Theresa and his first born son Francis. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am, Monday, October 17 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 3720 E. Colbert Road, Colbert, WA. 99005. Honorariums in the name of Sam McNaghten can be made to the Inland Empire Honor Flight, 608 W. 2nd, Ste 309, Spokane, WA 99201. Please sign Sam's online Guestbook at www.Legacy.com .
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