Vernon “Pat” McClanahan was born November 15, 1925 in
Faulkner, Kansas to Fred and Lora (Barrows) McClanahan and passed
away April 22, 2010 at the Santiam Hospital in Stayton, Oregon.
“Pat” was the youngest son of 12 children, including one half
sister. He was raised and attended school in Cherokee County,
Kansas and he enlisted in the Marines December, 1943. He returned
home the end of 1945 and on January 17, 1946 married his high
school sweetheart, Norma C. Ickes. Soon after, they moved to
Southern California where they raised 3 children. He retired in
1981 from the Norwalk Post Office and they moved to Anderson,
California where they built a home on the Sacramento River. They
bowled in several leagues and “Pat” was an avid reader.
He had a great sense of humor and was a kind, gentle man
who loved spending time with his family. He was loved by all and
will be greatly missed.
was preceded in death by his wife, Norma, 3 brothers, 6 sisters,
and 1 half sister. He
is survived by 2 sons, David (Vivian) McClanahan of Yorba Linda,
California and Steve (Gayle) of Corona, California; 1 daughter,
Karen King of Lyons, Oregon; 7 grandchildren, 9
great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson and numerous nieces
May 1, 2010 Funeral Services were held at the Victor Valley
Mortuary. Burial was at the Victor
Valley Cemetery in Victorville, California. Family and friends
gathered at the home of Donna
(Ickes) Stonesifer after the service. The family wishes to thank
everyone for their support and kindness.
by Weddle Funeral Services