Michael William McLellan, 29, passed away on Oct. 10, 2013. He was born on June 26, 1984, in Oakland, Calif., to Jon and Carolyn (Carter) McLellan.
Michael grew up mainly in England where his father was stationed for over 11 years. He attended schools at Lakenheath and Alconbury, England, and graduated in 2002 from Alconbury High School. His family returned to the U.S. in July 2002.
Michael worked for AAFES at Holloman Air Force Base, as well as various handyman jobs in and around Alamogordo. Michael entered the U.S. Army
on Sept. 26, 2006, where he proudly served as a Diesel Mechanic for almost seven years. He served two tours of duty in Iraq. He was honorably separated from the U.S. Army in July 2013.
He married Alynn Giselle Rivera on Oct. 2, 2009, in Manhattan, Kan. They moved to Alamogordo in 2013.
Survivors include his wife, Alynn Giselle McLellan, and son Michael William McLellan, Jr., of the family home; his parents Jon and Carolyn McLellan, of Alamogordo; and sister Shavonne Elaine Turburville, of Crowley, Texas.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers William G. Carter, MSGT (USARET) and Richard A. McLellan.
The Memorial Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Faith Baptist Church, 203 Alamo St., in Alamogordo, with Rev. Jeff Hodges officiating.
Military Honors will be provided by the U.S. Army.
A flag cordon will be provided by the Patriot Guard Riders.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions given in his memory to the Michael and Carolyn McLellan account at Otero Federal Credit Union, 3300 N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, NM.
The McLellan family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.