The Edmond Sun
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.