DOWNEY - Former longtime Downey resident Steven Doyle McLain passed away suddenly in his home on Aug. 4.He was born Nov. 29, 1949 in Cap Girardeau, Mo., the son of Richard and Dora (Farrow) McLain. The family moved to Elko, Nev., when Steven was 6. He graduated from Elko High School in 1967 and 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 on March 21, 1981. McLain worked on his graduate degrees and earned 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. McLain met his former wife, Cynthia, at the University of Arizona. They married on June 23, 1984 and were married for 10 years, living in Downey. He adopted Cynthia's son, Edward, who was 7 when they got married. They had two other children together, Bryan (24), and Michelle (20). McLain was employed by the former Hughes Aircraft for many years, which later became Raytheon. At the time of his death, he was employed by the Aerospace Corporation and lived in Brea. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard McLain (86), who died in Jackson, Mo., on July 12, 2010. He is survived by his sons Edward (Veronica) and Bryan (Jordan), daughter Michelle; and mother, Dora, who lives in a nursing home in Jackson, Mo. A memorial to celebrate McLain's life is planned for Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. at Redeemer Covenant Church, 10801 Fairford Ave., in Downey. He will be laid to rest next to his father later this month in Jackson, Mo.
********** Published: August 12, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 17