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Edward H. McMains Jr.

November 15, 1952 – October 9, 2021


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Edward H. McMains Jr., age 68, of Mesa, AZ and Mineral, WA went home to Heaven on October 09, 2021.  He was born on November 15, 1952 in Tacoma, WA. Ed was a loving husband to his wife Pamela for 49 years.  He was an amazing father to his children, Rachel Doolittle (Kevin), Angela Genz (Phil) and Kevin McMains (Jewel); and a devoted Papa to all 12 of his grandchildren and one great grandson. Ed is survived by his immediate family as well as his father Edward Sr, and his siblings Gary McMains (Sue), Debra Goldsby (Eric), Patty Esborg (Greg) and Laurie Landy (Kevin) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was welcomed home to Heaven by his mother Kay, many aunts, uncles and cousins that he loved dearly.  After retiring honorably from the US Army(20 years), he settled the family in Morton, WA.  There he began his 24 year career at Stericycle Inc.  After their children had grown and started their own lives, they moved to the town of Mineral, where Pam and Ed first met over 53 years ago.

Ed was an active member of the American Legion Post #171, serving many pancake breakfasts during opening weekend of fishing. He was a dedicated Mineral Lake Lion for over 20 years, where he rose to the rank of King Lion. Ed enjoyed running the “shack” at the campground and visiting with people as they checked in. He donated a great deal of his time to the Mineral Daily Bread Food Bank and was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Timothy Catholic churches.  After finally retiring, Ed and Pam became snowbirds.  They found a new home in Mesa, AZ, and began splitting their time between Mesa and Mineral.  They were a very active couple at the Good Life retirement community, where they enjoyed playing cards, dancing and rangering, and welcoming new friends in to the park.  Ed enjoyed spending time with his brother Gary in AZ now that they had both retired.  He also enjoyed helping out his neighbors and was always ready to help whenever he was needed.  Ed was an incredible man who will be missed by many. The family will be having a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Mineral Daily Bread Food Bank would be appreciated.

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  1. Angel McMains Genz says:

    Love and miss you daddy. Best Father ever. Until we see each other in heaven.

  2. Kevin McMains says:

    Dad, I love and miss you so very much. It still does not feel real that you are gone. I know you are doing well in Heaven. Playing pinochle with Grandma and Grandpa Suter, singing praises to Jesus with Grandma Mac, and getting your steps in on those streets paved in Gold. But dang my heart hurts. You were my best friend and king of answers to my questions, even if we disagreed I still valued your input.
    You told me you saw strong big men, Angels, in your recovery room, and Grandma standing in the doorway. We joked it was not your time because clearly you still were on Earth, little did we know you would be gone a few days later. I got Mom’s back until she joins you in Heaven. I will miss you until I see you again, but you will always be in my heart. Knowing your love of Jesus keeps me at peace. Bubba asks about you all the time, he can’t figure out where you are. He is so lost.
    John 11:25-26
    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
    By simply accepting Jesus as your savior like my pops, you too can live forever.

    If anyone needs to contact the family feel free to reach out to my email, kevinmcmains@hotmail.com.

  3. Phil S. says:

    Respect for a life well lived by Ed and Pam. He was a good and honorable man.

  4. Gordon Linda says:

    God received an awesome man. I truly miss Ed. Prayers to the family.

  5. Porter Mary Lou says:

    Pam I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband. He will be missed by us all. Such a nice man. He’s in god’s hands now.

  6. Staggs Pauline says:

    Dear Pam and family, you are always in my thoughts and prayers! We really do miss him. May God Bless and keep you . Love Pauline and Jerry

  7. Theresa says:

    My Mr. Ed, we sure do miss you, but we know you are in the good Lords hands and in peace. Until we all meet again just know you and your family are so love 💕 and we will keep an eye on them they may cry here and there darn I cry (in joyful tears) when Pam says something about you that makes us feel/ know you are watching over us! Mr. Ed RIP! Pam and family anytime I’m here! May God keep giving you the strength, love, and faith to keep moving forward! Love you all! God Bless you, Dean & Theresa xoxo ❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼

  8. Ellis Barbara says:

    It was my privilege to know and call Ed my friend. He truly was a good man who loved his country, his family, his Lions club and life in general. He was never quite about issues he felt strongly about, but he never truly tried to offend.
    He was a man of service and will truly be missed by all that knew him. Rest in Peace, my friend. Hugs, Barbara Ellis

  9. Mullins Robin says:

    It was nice to have meant you when we did you made us fill like family. I’ll miss seeing you.

  10. Michael R. Gordon says:

    I will miss my talks with Ed when we drove to pickup food for the food bank and at Men’s Prayers. It was a pleasure to have him as a friend, someone you could count on without asking! Pam we are praying for you and your family!

  11. Edward James Genz says:

    Greatest papa you could ask for

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Edward H. McMains Jr.

November 15, 1952 – October 9, 2021


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Edward H. McMains Jr., age 68, of Mesa, AZ and Mineral, WA went home to Heaven on October 09, 2021.  He was born on November 15, 1952 in Tacoma, WA. Ed was a loving husband to his wife Pamela for 49 years.  He was an amazing father to his children, Rachel Doolittle (Kevin), Angela Genz (Phil) and Kevin McMains (Jewel); and a devoted Papa to all 12 of his grandchildren and one great grandson. Ed is survived by his immediate family as well as his father Edward Sr, and his siblings Gary McMains (Sue), Debra Goldsby (Eric), Patty Esborg (Greg) and Laurie Landy (Kevin) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was welcomed home to Heaven by his mother Kay, many aunts, uncles and cousins that he loved dearly.  After retiring honorably from the US Army(20 years), he settled the family in Morton, WA.  There he began his 24 year career at Stericycle Inc.  After their children had grown and started their own lives, they moved to the town of Mineral, where Pam and Ed first met over 53 years ago.

Ed was an active member of the American Legion Post #171, serving many pancake breakfasts during opening weekend of fishing. He was a dedicated Mineral Lake Lion for over 20 years, where he rose to the rank of King Lion. Ed enjoyed running the “shack” at the campground and visiting with people as they checked in. He donated a great deal of his time to the Mineral Daily Bread Food Bank and was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Timothy Catholic churches.  After finally retiring, Ed and Pam became snowbirds.  They found a new home in Mesa, AZ, and began splitting their time between Mesa and Mineral.  They were a very active couple at the Good Life retirement community, where they enjoyed playing cards, dancing and rangering, and welcoming new friends in to the park.  Ed enjoyed spending time with his brother Gary in AZ now that they had both retired.  He also enjoyed helping out his neighbors and was always ready to help whenever he was needed.  Ed was an incredible man who will be missed by many. The family will be having a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Mineral Daily Bread Food Bank would be appreciated.

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  1. Angel McMains Genz says:

    Love and miss you daddy. Best Father ever. Until we see each other in heaven.

  2. Kevin McMains says:

    Dad, I love and miss you so very much. It still does not feel real that you are gone. I know you are doing well in Heaven. Playing pinochle with Grandma and Grandpa Suter, singing praises to Jesus with Grandma Mac, and getting your steps in on those streets paved in Gold. But dang my heart hurts. You were my best friend and king of answers to my questions, even if we disagreed I still valued your input.
    You told me you saw strong big men, Angels, in your recovery room, and Grandma standing in the doorway. We joked it was not your time because clearly you still were on Earth, little did we know you would be gone a few days later. I got Mom’s back until she joins you in Heaven. I will miss you until I see you again, but you will always be in my heart. Knowing your love of Jesus keeps me at peace. Bubba asks about you all the time, he can’t figure out where you are. He is so lost.
    John 11:25-26
    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
    By simply accepting Jesus as your savior like my pops, you too can live forever.

    If anyone needs to contact the family feel free to reach out to my email, kevinmcmains@hotmail.com.

  3. Phil S. says:

    Respect for a life well lived by Ed and Pam. He was a good and honorable man.

  4. Gordon Linda says:

    God received an awesome man. I truly miss Ed. Prayers to the family.

  5. Porter Mary Lou says:

    Pam I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband. He will be missed by us all. Such a nice man. He’s in god’s hands now.

  6. Staggs Pauline says:

    Dear Pam and family, you are always in my thoughts and prayers! We really do miss him. May God Bless and keep you . Love Pauline and Jerry

  7. Theresa says:

    My Mr. Ed, we sure do miss you, but we know you are in the good Lords hands and in peace. Until we all meet again just know you and your family are so love 💕 and we will keep an eye on them they may cry here and there darn I cry (in joyful tears) when Pam says something about you that makes us feel/ know you are watching over us! Mr. Ed RIP! Pam and family anytime I’m here! May God keep giving you the strength, love, and faith to keep moving forward! Love you all! God Bless you, Dean & Theresa xoxo ❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼

  8. Ellis Barbara says:

    It was my privilege to know and call Ed my friend. He truly was a good man who loved his country, his family, his Lions club and life in general. He was never quite about issues he felt strongly about, but he never truly tried to offend.
    He was a man of service and will truly be missed by all that knew him. Rest in Peace, my friend. Hugs, Barbara Ellis

  9. Mullins Robin says:

    It was nice to have meant you when we did you made us fill like family. I’ll miss seeing you.

  10. Michael R. Gordon says:

    I will miss my talks with Ed when we drove to pickup food for the food bank and at Men’s Prayers. It was a pleasure to have him as a friend, someone you could count on without asking! Pam we are praying for you and your family!

  11. Edward James Genz says:

    Greatest papa you could ask for