1927 ~ 2014
Palos Verdes, CA. - Our loving husband, father, and grandfather,
Harvey Willis Dain, passed away June 13, 2014 in Alpine,
He was born on July 2, 1927 in Muncie, Indiana to Chester
Clarence Dain and Fern Fuschia Scheneman. Harvey joined
the Navy in July, 1945 and earned a Victory in Japan Medal
during World War II. Harvey served on the USS Iowa and after
the war also served in the Army Air Corps and the United
Although coming from the most humble of backgrounds, Harvey
attended the University of New Mexico and graduated from
the University of Southern California thanks to the GI bill.
Eventually, Harvey moved to California where he met and
married Lucille Lehman Dain on October 5, 1957. They were
sealed together in the Los Angeles LDS temple on November
27, 1982. Lucille was everything to Harvey, and after her
passing, things were tough. Harvey was close to his children
and chose to live with them. He visited Lucille’s
grave often, and he found solace in his LDS faith. We thank
the Canyon Crest Ward in Alpine, Utah for their friendship
and assistance to Harvey during the past ten years.
Besides his family, Harvey had a tremendous love for anything
related to math, electronics, and radio. He worked as a
supervisor in the Electron Dynamics Division at Hughes Aircraft
in El Segundo, Culver City, and Torrance, California for
35 years and retired in 1989.
Harvey is survived by his son, Darrell (Carol) Dain; daughter,
Dianne (Stephen) Callister; nine grandchildren, Jenna, Alyssa,
Reed, Olivia, Mckenzey, Breanna, Aundraya, Gus, Axl, and
two great-grandchildren, Ellorie and Ammon.
Harvey’s legacy is his good works, and his family
knows him to be the epitome of "The Greatest Generation."
A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 26, 2014,
at 11:00 am in the Alpine City Cemetery, 350 North Grove
Dr., Alpine, Utah. In lieu of flowers, his family asks that
donations be made to Project Give (www.project-give.org),
a philanthropic foundation established by his daughter,
Dianne Dain Callister.