Amber Gail McClain was born August 24, 1940, in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Earl H. and Ruth (Rogers) Brundage. In 1943, Ruth and Amber moved to Iowa, where Ruth met and eventually married Howard H. Scott. Amber grew up in the Colfax area, and graduated from Colfax High School in 1958. After High School she was employed at Bankers Life in Des Moines. She was United in marriage to Larry McClain on February 13, 1960 in Orient, Iowa. To this union 3 children were born: Jerry, Patrick, and Jodie. In 1960, they moved to Adair. During the early years of their marriage Amber was a homemaker raising the 3 children. In 1977, she became a school bus driver for Adair-Casey Schools and eventually retired after 27 years.
Amber enjoyed many years of camping with family and friends at Swan Lake and Littlefield parks. Whether it was hot tea in the morning or sometimes a cold one later in the afternoon, she always enjoyed socializing with her many friends in Adair. She spent many hours in her spare time completing word search puzzles and reading. Spending time with her grandchildren was important to her. She made sure that every birthday and holiday was special with celebrations, presents, cakes and laughter. Upon retirement she and Larry enjoyed wintering in Arizona for 19 years. It was something they loved doing and looked forward to every fall.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, a son Patrick, her sister and brother-in-law Ramona and Glenn Miller, her mother in-law and father-in-law Nellie and Everett McClain, sisters in-law and brothers-in-law Helen and Warren Ross, and Cora and Lewis McClain. Sincere appreciation is expressed to Stuart Community Care Center and St. Croix Hospice for the special care they provided to Amber.
Amber is survived by: her husband, Larry of Adair, IA; son, Jerry (Rita) McClain, Bondurant, IA and their sons, Brandon and Blake; Patrick’s daughter, Cara (Brandon) Murphy; great grandchildren: Bentley and Tucker; Patrick’s son, Cale (Heidi) McClain; great grandchildren: Loxley, Valor, and Merit; daughter, Jodie (Guy) Walhovd , Adair, IA., son: Gavin (Kelsey) Walhovd, great grandchild: Oakley, daughter, Shaina (Tanner) Lehman and great grandchildren: Axley and Wesley, son, Garrett Walhovd, brother, Earl (Brenda) Brundage of S. Ogden, Utah, and daughter-in-law, Mary McClain of Queen Creek, AZ.
Visitation with the family present will be held from 5 pm till 7 pm on Friday, December 9, 2022 at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Adair, Iowa. Graveside services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, December 10, 2022 at the Orient Cemetery in Orient, Iowa. Memorials can be made to the Adair United Methodist Church and can be sent to or left at the funeral home – P.O. Box 523 – Atlantic, IA. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Adair is caring for Amber and her family at this time and condolences can be sent to: schmidtfamilyfh.com