The Edmond Sun


May 3, 2013

David McAlvain

EDMOND —     David McAlvain passed away April 29, 2013. He grew up in the Edmond and Guthrie area and was a popular graduate of Guthrie High School in 1968, beloved by his many classmates and friends. He was the star center and punter in football, sang the lead in the school play “Bye Bye Birdie” and served as class treasurer.

    After graduation David embarked on trips to visit his world, he took off for California on a Harley and the white sands of Arizona. After returning to Oklahoma he began life as a carpenter and settled down with his wife Sylvia and daughter Salli.

    After many years he found his love and passion for cooking and became the first Executive Chef at the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion. From 1997 to 2007 David worked as though he were family for the Keating and Henry Administrations. He enjoyed creating and executing his fine dining menus for the governor and family and they loved him dearly for his excellence in his craft.

    David was an incredibly charismatic man that kept those around him joyful and lighthearted. In his personal time he enjoyed OU football, camping, fishing, hunting, music, and good ole’ western movies. David will be cherished in our hearts and missed by many.

    He was preceded in death by his mother Clella Marella and father Lawrence Hughes McAlvain as well as his brothers Bob, Joe, Dickey, Pete and Jim.

    He is survived by his only child Salli Ann McAlvain, his brother John and sister Kay, two grandsons Hunter Collins and Bobby Izeta, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

     Services celebrating David’s life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4th at Crawford Family Funeral Service, Edmond.

Text Only
  • Irene Moore upload.jpg Lena Irene Moore

        Lena Irene Benson Moore, 99, passed away  Friday, July 11, 2014.  She had lived in Seguin, Texas, near her daughter Gail, since June 2010.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Bilyeu upload.jpg Mary Margaret Bilyeu

        Mary Margaret Bilyeu, lovingly known by family and friends as “Mimi”, left this life doing what she loved, adventurously climbing the steep mountains at Grand Teton National Park. Mimi was born November 19, 1969 to John Richard and Ann Marie (King) Conley in Oklahoma City.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • garner4.jpg Family, friends remember Garner’s Norman roots

    Flowers started arriving at the James Garner statue at Main Street and Jones Avenue Sunday morning after residents learned of the famed actor and Norman native’s death Saturday night in California.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Preston Brown upload.jpg Preston Brown

        Preston Brown, 74, was born to J.S. and Maurine Brown on December 18, 1939 in Monterey, Tenn. After graduating from Monterey High School in 1957, he joined the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1964.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Curtis Hayes upload.jpg Curtis Joseph Hayes

        Curtis Joseph Hayes, 78, long-time resident of Edmond, Okla., passed away July 17, 2014. Curt was born Feb. 28, 1936, in Ponca City, Okla., to Bernard and Virginia Hayes. He was a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University and member of the U.S. Army.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rick Parkins upload.jpg Rick Parkins

        Rick Parkins, 57, of Fairview, Okla., formerly of Edmond, Okla., passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Opal B. Baldwin

    Opal B. Baldwin, 89, of Edmond, Okla., passed away July 16, 2014.

    July 18, 2014

  • Sue Grewell upload.jpg Sue Elizabeth Grewell

        Sue Elizabeth Grewell passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Ava Mae and Guy Clinton Sartor.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Howard Wilson upload.jpg Howard L. Wilson

        Howard L. “Press” Wilson, 90, passed away July 12, 2014.  He was born August 3, 1923 in Sterling Kan., and was one of four boys.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tommie Inman upload.jpg Tommie JoElla Inman

        Tommie JoElla (Baker) Inman, 91, of Edmond, Okla., passed away July 11, 2014.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo