Remembering Yvette A. Laughlin, 1938-2022

Family and friends are remembering Yvette A. Laughlin, and sharing this remembrance with her community:

Yvette Anna Laughlin passed away peacefully on February 24 with her daughters by her side, holding her hands.

Yvette was born March 27, 1938, near Poitiers, France, the oldest of five siblings. She grew up on a small farm in the French countryside, and in 1961, she married and moved to Seattle with her husband and first child. She lived in West Seattle the remainder of her life.

She was French through and through but was also fiercely proud to be a naturalized citizen of the United States. She never missed a voting day and instilled in her children a duty to vote as well.

She was beautiful, outgoing, and she never met a stranger. She loved young people and stayed younger by hanging out with them. She was always willing to lend a hand to help anyone that needed assistance and supported many causes to help those less fortunate, people and animals alike. Her faith in God sustained her through many difficult times.

Her love of gardening was always on display every spring and summer when neighbors would stop by her yard just to see what was new that year.

She is survived by her children Betty Laughlin (Pierre LaRochelle), Steve Laughlin (Suzanne Nielsen), and Michelle Laughlin, and by her siblings, Andre Maillochot (Simone), Bernard Maillochot, Michelle Maillochot, and Remy Maillochot, as well as nieces and nephews in France.

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3 Replies to "Remembering Yvette A. Laughlin, 1938-2022"

  • Michelle March 8, 2022 (2:08 pm)

    Rest easy mamma❤

  • Jess March 8, 2022 (9:01 pm)

    Yvette was my neighbor for a few years and I am so grateful to have gotten to know her, hear her stories, and share our passion for gardening. She was an incredibly kind, vivacious woman, who has seen so much in life. She always took the time to throw the ball for my dog who loved Yvette and would routinely wait at the fence for her.My condolences to her family, just know her spirit lives on through all of our memories! 💕

  • Betty March 9, 2022 (2:58 pm)

    Missing you everyday Maman!

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