Oren “Scottie” Lee McLean
May 21, 1932 - January 4, 2010
Oren Lee “Scottie” McLean, 77, a resident of the Oregon Veterans’ Home for the past nine years, passed away Jan. 4, 2010, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore. He will be remembered as a devoted father, loving grandfather and a good friend to many.
Funeral services with military honors will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Life in Christ Center Church in The Dalles.
Graveside services will follow at the Lyle-Balch Cemetery in Lyle, Wash.
Oren was born May 21, 1932, in Gunn, Alberta, Canada, to Elmer and Muriel (McKinney) McLean. As an infant he moved to the family homestead in Clearwater, Idaho, where he was raised and educated.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. Following his discharge from the army, he married Clauda Thomas.
Oren resided in the Lyle area for more than 45 years until he moved into the Oregon Veterans’ Home in 2001. He worked as an equipment operator for BNSF Railroad for 30 years, retiring in 1991.
He was a charter member of the National Rifle Association, and a life member of The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Union. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.
Oren was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Murial McLean; brothers Glen, Bryce, Leslie, Buhl and Ervin; sister Margaret and daughter Theresa Ann.
He is survived by his brother Robert McLean, of Clearwater, Idaho, and sister Ruth Johnson, of Payette, Idaho; sons Michael McLean, of Houston, Texas, Bryan McLean and his wife, Cindy, of The Dalles, Ore., and daughter Loretta Meisner and her husband, David, of Asotin, Wash.; grandchildren Denver (Isaac) Mason, Bryan and Brandon McLean, Emily, Joshua, Benjamin, Daniel, Laura, Caleb, and Luke McLean; and great-grandchildren Miguel McLean and Michael Joseph Mason. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a condolence note for the family.