Warren McClure ’44
Warren was born in Portland, Oregon, the only child of Frank and Olga McClure. Both parents died and he was raised by aunt and uncle, Bill and Hilda Nash, graduating from Portland’s Lincoln High School in 1940. He attended The University of Washington, became a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He enlisted in the Army in 1942, achieving the rank of First Lieutenant. After the service he completed his aeronautical engineering degree at Oregon State University and was hired by Boeing for a 39 year career.
In 1953 Warren met and married Jean Womack. They made their home in Bellevue, WA where they raised their family.
Warren’s primary focus was his family. He was a quiet, gentle man who put his family first. He was a member of Bellevue First Presbyterian Church, the Seattle Flight Museum, AIAA, and the Society of Aeronautical Weight Engineers. Warren and his son, Scott, enjoyed many air shows together in the region. Warren also enjoyed the Seahawks games and loved traveling during retirement. He and his wife, Jean, enjoyed many wonderful trips, but their favorite was Maui where they made annual visits to Kaanapali for over 25 years.
Those who love him and will miss him deeply include his wife of 61 years, Jean; children Wendy (Norm), Scott, and Carol; grandchildren Kevin and Mikaela Shrumm. Daughter Molly’s life was taken in 1986 and this loss left a vacant spot in his heart.
Memorials may be sent to the Molly McClure Memorial Scholarship Fund at WSU, PO Box 641925, Pullman, WA, 99164-1927 or the Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108-4097