Obituaries: Jon Kendall McBride(1949-2008)

June 02, 2008 11:00 pm

Jon Kendall McBride passed away at Sutter Coast Hospital after a brief illness on May 30, 2008, in Crescent City. He was 59. Jon was born April 14, 1949, in Salt Lake City.

He came to California in 1967 to attend college. He settled in Smith River in the early 1970s and began a long, successful career in auto repair. For a number of years Jon operated Jon's Auto Repair in Crescent City. His passion in life was cars and motorcycles.

In the last years of Jon's life he found what all humans searched for—true peace and serenity. He then proceeded to share that gift with everyone he came in contact with especially those who still struggled. He shared love and strength and always a big smile. Jon could not go anyplace in Crescent City without a number of people giving him a hug and big smile in return for all the joy he shared.

Jon is survived by his children Marnie Gavin (Terry) and Jeff McBride (Jennifer); grandchildren Dale, Daniel, Kristie, Bradley and Briana Gavin and Nick and Jenna McBride; brother Ronald L. McBride, Jr. (Nina); sisters Lindalee Nielsen and Meri Lyn McBride; father Ronald L. McBride; special friends Gail Baugh and Sandra Morrison; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice McBride.

A gathering in memory of Jon will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.