Clayton "Red" Stubben
1925 - 2020
{ "" }
Share Clayton's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Clayton "Red" Stubben Oct 30, 1925 - July 29, 2020 A 60-year resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, Red passed away July 29, 2020 from heart failure while recovering from a fall. He was born in Verdigre, Nebraska on October 30, 1925. Red was a career aviator beginning by flying crop dusters and towing banners to piloting the A-26 at the end of WWII. After the war he became a pilot for Continental Airlines and had the opportunity to fly many airplanes from the DC-3 to the Concord and he personally helped bring LAX into the jet age. He was a Boeing 707 Captain before he eventually became Vice President of Flight Operations until his retirement in 1982. He is survived by his three sons, David (Kristen), Larry (Anne) and Mark (Nikky); granddaughters, Kaycee and Kristin; grandsons, Eric and Michael; and great granddaughter, Kaitlin and great grandson, Caleb. He was preceded in death by his wife, Luddy of 53 years. A private burial at sea will be held on a future date. To send the family a message or to share a memory, please go to

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Aug. 9, 2020.
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by Daily Breeze
Not sure what to say?
1 entry
August 9, 2020
Clayton Stubben sounds like a wonderful person. I’m writing this because I saw he was born in 1925 in Verdigre NE and my grandfather was the small town doctor there at that time. I know that town and the good people who live there so I can attest to the excellent foundation that set him on his most exemplary life. My condolences to his family for their loss.
Kathleen Kucera Frazier
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences