In Memory Of: Irvin Joseph McConaha
Irvin Joseph McConaha, age 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in the care of Hospice in Kingman. He was born April 10, 1930, in Glouster, Ohio, to Enest and Mary McConaha.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rose; his two sons, Joe and Johnny; and his loving granddaughter, Maureen McConaha.
Irvin "Mac" grew up in Ohio until he was 24 when he moved to California where he raised his four children in the Ontario area. Then he helped raise his two stepsons in the Pomona area. They lovingly adopted three children then moved to Kingman into their "7 Roses" Ranch. He was very active in the 4-H program with them.
He was very talented and creative in many different areas; woodworking was his love. He worked at General Dynamics for 45 years as a machinist. He loved it and was very good at it. He was the president of the International Association of Machinists. Over the years he made many friends and touched a lot of people's lives. He was a very loving father, grandfather, husband and brother. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten by all who knew him.
He is survived by his son, Shawn; his daughter, Kathy; his son-in-law, Danny; and two granddaughters, Jillian and Janelle Moulton of New Hampshire; also grandchildren, Irvin Joseph III and Jillian McConaha of California; stepchildren, James Bullock of California, Steve Bullock, and Donnie, Marlena and Melissa Gilbert of Kingman. He also has five grandsons and four granddaughters from his stepchildren.
There will be a viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Mountain View Cemetery, 1301 Stockton Hill Road.