Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon
John J. McClain died at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital June 26, 1978 where he had been a patient for 5 days. He was a resident of the Pioneer Guest Home, and a former resident of Medford and Salem.
He was born September 30, 1886 on Upper Prairie Creek to James R. and Alice McClain.
He married Ida Mae Hursch at Medical Springs, Oregon. She preceded him in death in 1939. In August of 1977 he married Lurena B. in Salem, Oregon.
Mr. McClain was a meat cutter, retired.
Services were held Saturday, July 1 at Bollman Chapel at 4:00 p.m., with Eric Walch officiating. Cliff Collingsworth was the soloist singing “How Great Thou Art” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” Organist was Jeannette Powers.
Pall bearers were Jim McClain, Max Gorsline, Harold Klages, Jack Harmon, Vern McClain and Norman McClain.
Internment was in the family plot at Prairie Creek Cemetery, Joseph.
Survivors are his wife, Lurena B. McClain of Salem, two sons, Gene H. McClain of Sanger, California; Kermit Raymond McClain of Newport, Washington; One daughter, Mrs. Clyde R. (Marilyn) Wilson of Kelley, Iowa; one sister, Hattie Beaudoin; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Bollman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, July 6, 1978, Page 14
Contributed by: Sue Wells