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76,a resident of Palmdale for 72 years, passed away Dec. 11, 2009, in Tulsa, Oklahoma after a lengthy illness, with his family by his side.Hewas preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Bobbie Jean McBride, also a life long resident of Palmdale.Heis survived by his wife, BobbieLouise McBride of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He is survived by his eldest brother Straud McBride Jr., and by his children: Scott McBride, Vicki Hall, Shawn Rush, Shelly Papworth, and step-children: Rick Plummer and Rob Plummer.He is also survived by12 grandchildren and13 great-grand- McBRIDE, Leland Richard children.Mr. McBride was the proud grandfather of Sgt. Travis Leland McBride, currently serving in the U.S.M.C. Mr. McBridewas a graduate of AV High School and AV College in Lancaster California. He joined the U.S.A.F. in 1953,at Lackland A.F.B. in Texas and finished serving at Wimpole Park Cambridge England in 1957. "Lee" is remembered most fondlyas owner of the finest men's clothing store in the Antelope Valley,The Master's Shop. He was also an agentwith Farmer's Insurance Group before retiring in 1995.He was a masonwith Palmdale Masonic Lodge #769, and amember of Lancaster Elks Lodge BPOE #1625. As an avid golfer he was a member of the Antelope Valley Country Club for over 40 years. His children and grandchildren remember him most for the way heenjoyed caring for his beautiful gardens. Memorial services wereheld on Saturday Dec. 12, 2009, in Broken Arrow Oklahoma.Graveside services are being arranged by Chapel of the Valley Mortuaryfor 12 p.m., Friday,Dec. 18, 2009, at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Palmdale and is open to friends of the family. You may e-mail your condolences to Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale Directors.

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