Steven Doyle McLain was born November 29, 1949 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri the son of Richard and Dora (Farrow) McLain. The family moved to Elko, Nevada when Steve was six years old and in 1967, Steve graduated from Elko High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1971 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He served in the U.S. Army soon after graduation and was honorably discharged as a Captain. Steve also worked hard on his graduate degrees also earning an MBA, a Master’s in Management Information Systems, and a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and University of Arizona.
Steve met his former wife Cynthia at the University of Arizona. They married in June 23, 1984 and were married for 10 years. He adopted Cynthia’s son Edward who was 7 years old when they married. They had two other children together, Bryan (24) and Michelle (20). He loved his children very much, giving them much support for their dreams and endeavors.
He was employed by the former Hughes Aircraft for many years which later became Raytheon.
Steve passed away suddenly in his home on the evening of August 4, 2010. At the time of his death, he was employed by the Aerospace Corporation and lived in Brea, California.
Steve is preceded in death by his father, Richard McLain (86) who passed away in Jackson, Missouri on July 12, 2010. He is survived by his sons Edward (Veronica), Bryan (Jordan) and daughter Michelle. His mother Dora also survives and lives in a nursing home in Jackson, Missouri.
A memorial service to celebrate Steve’s life is planned for Saturday August 14, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Covenant Church in Downey, CA. If you wish to send flowers, please send on Saturday morning to the church.
Address: 10801 Fairford Avenue
Downey, CA 90241
You may send cards and notes of condolence to the McLain children at:
12240 Glynn Avenue
Downey, CA 90242
Steve will be laid to rest next to his father later this month in Jackson, Missouri.