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WALLACE BRUCE McLEAN III

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Wallace Bruce (Wally) McLean III passed away at his home in Mountain View, Arkansas on May 9, 2011. He was born in Fort Huachuce, Arizona on October 26, 1942 to Wallace Bruce McLean, Jr and Margaret Elizabeth Love McLean. Wally grew up in Miles City, Montant and spent much of his youth on his granfather Ed Love’s ranch, the SH. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell, New Mexico and Montant State University at Missoula, Montana. In 1993, he met Mary Tedsen, his beloved companion and partner. He worked at many occupations from banking to seismograph survey work. He was proud of working on the consturction of the eastbound bore of the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnel west of Denver in the 1970′s. Most recently he was a carpenter and handyman by trade, In 2003, Wally and Mary retired and moved from Novato, California, to Monutain View, Arkansas, where they found their own “piece of heaven on earth ” at ‘Dixie SH’ on Sugar Hill. He will be remembered for the wonderful, entertaining stories that he liked to tell. He was rarley seen in Monutian View without this faithful dog, Niner. He is survived by Mary Tedsen, of the home: children, Carla Ann Arger and Sean Batchelder, both of Scottsdale, Arizona, grandchildren Casey McLean Batchelder of Kirkland, Washington and his sister Kaylin Day and Jordan Ann Anger of Scottsdale, Arizona, sisters Marsha McLean Gifford and her husband Porter of Whitefish, Montana and Ann McLean of San Francisco, California, brother in law Harvey Stone of Greenbrace, California, daughter in law Melissa Day of Kirkland, Washington, nieces Carrah and Barrett Gifford of Portland, Oregon and Gillian Gifford of Ashland Oregon, his Colvin cousins and Brown cousind and his faithful dog and companion, Niner. Wally was preceded in death bh his parents and his beloved sister Meg McLean Stone. No local services are planned. The family will have a memorial in Montana later in the summer.

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  1. Dear Mary, Carla and Sean, Ann, Marsha, grandchildren, and Colvin cousins,
    When Janie Andersen called to tell me of your loss after hearing it from Marsha I want to tell you how sorry we are. Wally offered love, warmth and good humor to his friends with whom he came in contact. I know that his memories will linger in your hearts.
    If I can be of assistance to you during your time of grief please let me know.
    Blessings to you,
    Warmly,
    Victoria MacDonald

    Comment by Victoria MacDonald — 08/22/2011 @ 12:31 pm

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