In Memory

Aline McClain (Powell)


Deceased Classmate: McClain, Alice
Date Of Birth: Feb-18-1944
Date Deceased: Jan-08-2014
Age at Death: 69
Cause of Death: unknown
Classmate City: Coos Bay
Classmate State: OR

Survived By: Alice A. Powell Feb. 18, 1944 - Jan. 8, 2014 A celebration of Life will be held for Alice A. Powell, 69, of Charleston, 2 pm Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Charleston Community Church, Boat Basin Drive & Metcalf Street in Charleston, with Pastor Richard Katz presiding. A reception will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Private cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay. Alice was born February 18, 1944 in Colusa, California to Don and Alice McClain. She passed away peacefully January 8, 2014 in Coos Bay. Alice was raised in California graduating from C.K. McClatchey High School in Sacramento. On April 4, 1971 she married Donald W. Powell, together they lived in the Sacramento area until 1972, later moving to Acampo, CA and Galt, CA, where she was employed by the California Youth Authority serving as a Business Services Officer. In 1997 they settled in Charleston where she remained until her untimely passing. Alice loved to have fun. She enjoyed many years of laughs, fun and good food with her lunch Bunch friends in Coos Bay. She was a member of the Coos Bay Elks, Lodge #1160. Alice and Don enjoyed many years of camping in California, Oregon and many National Parks, fishing, crabbing, oyster digging and hunting along the way. Her hobbies included gourmet cooking, sewing, crocheting and creating flower arrangements. She loved to play Pinochle, Canasta and Solitaire card games. Alice read many mystery and science fiction novels and loved crime investigation TV shows. Alice was loved by many and will be missed. She is survived by her sisters, Donna Hucke of Milwaukee, OR and Dorothy Volkers of Sweet Home, OR; daughter, Elizabeth Parker of Elk Grove, CA; son, Christopher Powell of Galt,CA; grandchildren, Sarah Carder of Roseville, CA, Alex Sowles of Brooklyn, NY, Jonathan Sowles of Elk Grove, CA, Wyatt Carder of Roseville, Ca, Nikki Woodall of Jacksonville, AK, Becky Lewis, Jennifer Lewis and Matthew Rice of Sacramento, CA, Victoria Powell of Acampo, CA; five great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Alice’s name may be made to the Pacific Cove Humane Society of Coos County, PO Box 361, North Bend, OR 97459 Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131. Friends and family are encouraged to sign the guestbook at