Marian Alice McClellan, 78, passed away on September 7, 2019.

Marian was born March 31st, 1941 in Cripple Creek, Colorado to Alice and Floyd Marian Wright. She grew up in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah with her two siblings. 

She graduated from Grand County High School in Moab, Utah. Marian married JW (Mac) McClellan on November 3rd, 1967 in Coleman County, TX, and they brought one child to their union. 

Marian’s father owned F.M. Wright Mining Company and she and Mac then moved to Lovelock, Nevada in 1972 and into the family business. 

She took a class at University of Nevada Reno in Assaying shortly thereafter to ensure they were getting good assays on their ore.  

She was an assayer and bookkeeper for the family for approximately 20 years.  Marian was instrumental in bringing the NACCO Convention to Lovelock. She was active in the Sagebrush Rebellion in the late 1970s. She was a member of Nevada Legislative Committee on Public Lands from 1985 - 1992. 

 She served her community as a Pershing County Commissioner from 1985 - 1992. Marian was the first woman to hold this position within Pershing County.   She was the Nevada Association of County Commissioners Vice President in 1992. 

Marian was preceded in death by her husband, JW (Mac) McClellan. She is survived by her daughter, Megan McClellan, her son, John Hill, and grandsons, Gregory Aaron McClellan (and fiancee Alex Stebbing) and Jay Wright Sanford (and fiancee Perrin Slepsky). 

A celebration of life was held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the New Life Fellowship church with Pastor Verna Vetter officiating and burial services at Big Meadow Cemetery.  

A heartfelt thank you to Pastor Vetter for all that she and her congregation did to make this event happen.

The family would also like to thank everyone for thier kindness in providing floral arrangements, and the many condolence cards and kind words of rememberence.  The family would like to take this oportunity to thank Mrs. C. Wagner for the beautiful floral arrangements and the Lovelock Alter Socieity for the amazing lunch.     

Mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend... Marian will be missed until we see her again in heaven.