Robert McClain of Turlock, CA passed away Sept. 6, 2011. He was born in Colville on Oct. 17, 1952 to Richard and Ruthann McClain. He attended Colville schools for 12 years, graduating in 1970. Robert was also a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelors in Business Accounting.
He was proud to be a veteran, serving in the United States Navy from 1972-1978. He worked for Shell Oil for 10 years in Bakersfield, CA, where he met Sarah. They married in 1985. They moved to Turlock in 1989 where he became Chief Financial Officer of Monte Vista Farming Company. He worked there 22 years, until he because ill in June of this year.
His greatest delight in life was spending time with his grandchildren and family. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren on annual trips to Disneyland and the whole family on cruises.
Robert is survived by his wife, Sarah McClain; daughters, Adriane Holguin, Wofford Heights, CA; Holli Walker, Turlock; his sister, Judy Hofstetter, Chewelah, brother James McClain, Colville; numerous nieces and nephews, and his two beloved grandchildren, Robert and Erin.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Vicki Gifford, and by his parents.
Memorial contributions can be made in Robert’s memory to his favorite charity, Salvation Army, 893 Lander Ave, Turlock, CA 95380.
A Celebration of Life was held at Allen Mortuary on Sept. 18.
Please share your memories at www.allenmortuary.com .