Deaths: May 24, 2002

May 24, 2002


Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. May 31 in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro for David Allen McElvany, 70, of El Centro, who died May 1 in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Pastor Lee Amburgy of First Christian Church of El Centro will officiate.

Mr. McElvany was born April 11, 1932, in El Centro.

He married Margo Pennington in El Centro in November 1954.

Mr. McElvany was involved with the Imperial Valley Racing Association in the 1950s and 1960s. He enjoyed competing in stock car racing.

He was a member of the National Guard and served on the Imperial Valley Ducks Unlimited committee for the past 15 years.


According to family, Mr. McElvany enjoyed canning okra, asparagus, jams and jellies, from which he received several awards at the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta.

Survivors include his mother, Wilma McElvany of El Centro; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Pat McElvany of Imperial and Ike and Helen McElvany of Los Banos; brother, Wink McElvany of El Centro; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Linda Wright; grandchildren, Michael, Brittney and Mark Wright, all of Riverside; nephew and spouse, Carl Jr. and Belen McElvany; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the First Christian Church of El Centro, 405 S. Waterman, El Centro, CA 92243.

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