Bruce McLain

Bruce Wayne McLain, 76, of Colville, passed away on Oct. 18, 2013 at home. Graveside services were held at Greenwood Memorial Terrace on October 24. Arrangements were by Heri¬tage Funeral Home. Bruce was born in Spokane to Neil and Dorothy McLain on June 8, 1937. He went to school at Franklin Elementary and graduated from Lewis & Clark High School. He married G. Janet (Jan) Eppley on Oct. 17, 1959 in Spokane. He worked as a microwave technician for Pacific Northwest Bell for 30 years. He was involved in Telephone Pioneers of America, Antique Wireless Association, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, National Street Rod Association, and was an ex-officio member of Sweet Adelines of Colville. Bruce is survived by wife Jan; children Rebecca (Bruce) Chesterman, Christopher (Robin) McLain, and Melissa McLain, brother Gregory McLain, granddaughters Cassandra (Tyler) McLain-Saathoff, Megan McLain, Miranda Chesterman, and great-grandson, Henry McLain-Saathoff. Memorials may be given to The Nature Conservancy or to a charity of choice. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of Alderwood Manor and St. Luke’s Reha¬bilitation Institute, Spokane, and N.E. Washington Home Health. He loved his tractor, Leatherman, flashlights, pets, and all things that fly (except "bad bugs"), but his family was the most important thing in his life.