Vivian Laura McClain

May 5, 1930 - November 6, 2020

Vivian Laura McClain, 90, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 14 years, formerly of Warren, MI, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at 3:43am surrounded by her three daughters. She was born May 5, 1930 in Detroit, MI to Benjamin and Mary McLaughlin, now deceased.

Vivian was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Cape Coral. Vivian worked at Chatham Supermarket in the main office for 25 years starting as a switchboard operator and working her way to executive administrative assistant to the vice president. She was a very dedicated employee who instilled a strong work ethic in her children. She didn’t stay retired for long and continued to work part time for various companies. When Vivian moved to Cape Coral in 2006, she loved it so much she felt it was truly home and would always say “it’s another day in paradise.” Vivian had many hobbies, including travel, gardening, sewing, knitting, and crocheting. She was known to be a fashionista and accessorized from head to toe. She was technology savvy and especially loved playing computer games. Her favorite game was Bingo Blitz. Vivian had a passion for dining out so much so that she became friends with many of the wait staff in the area. She would always be willing to suggest a great place to eat! Vivian loved her family and loved the Lord and always felt He had a plan for her. She will be missed by many.

She is survived by three loving daughters, Linda McClain Diaz (Ruben) of San Marcos, CA, Laura Schultz (Gary) of Houghton Lake, MI, and Karen McClain of Cape Coral; five siblings, Lisa McLaughlin of MI, Dennis McLaughlin of FL, Kenny McLaughlin of MI, Kevin McLaughlin of MI, and Jerry McLaughlin of MI; eight grandchildren, Kelli Noonan (Chris) of Encinitas, CA, Kara Buczek (Aaron) of Encinitas, CA, Lisa Teeter (David) of Zionsville, IN, Jill Goodall (Hayden) of Buckeye, AZ, Domenic Nardoni (Leslie) of Ann Arbor, MI, Angelo Nardoni (Danielle) of South Lyon, MI, Justin McClain (Betsy) of Oceanside, CA, Kaylin Sauer (Johan) of Sweden; as well as 17 great grandchildren, Kiersten Noonan, Keith Noonan, Rachel Buczek, Jack Buczek, Ben Teeter, Maddy Teeter, Lilli Teeter, Oliver Goodall, Lainey Goodall, Annalina Nardoni, Vivienne Nardoni, Sophia Nardoni, Gia Nardoni, Jaylin McClain, Briley McClain, Axel Sauer, and Astrid Sauer.

Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Webster James McClain, Jr. on November 10,1990; a son, Paul McClain on August 3, 2010; as well as eight siblings, Leatrice Lackie, Benjamin McLaughlin, Nancy McLaughlin, David McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Ronald McLaughlin, Joyce McLaughlin, Linda McLaughlin.

No formal services are planned at this time. Internment at Great Lakes National Cemetery Holly, MI.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Vivian Laura McClain are suggested to Wounded Warriors at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Debbie Field Nov 9, 2020 at 10:42 am

    God Bless you sweet Mom Linda and family. Praying for the comfort of your tender hearts.

  2. Betty Forline Nov 9, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Vivian was a beautiful lady whom I admired. She was fun-loving and seemed always happy to greet her friends with a big smile. She will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathy to her cherished daughters.

  3. Lisa Real Nov 9, 2020 at 11:16 am

    My condolences to all the family, my heart is sorry to hear of her passing. May she R.I.P. now! May your journey go on with your heavenly family now, as we know God did have a plan and now was the time he needed you. It was a pleasure to have met you through your beautiful daughter Karen. Prayers and Hugs to the family!

  4. Sherri Stoddard Ingles Nov 9, 2020 at 11:22 am

    So sorry for your loss. My mom also passed away this year and I was thankful to be able to celebrate her 90th earlier in the year with her and family before she left us. What a wonderful tribute for your mom. She sounds like an amazing woman. Hugs and love being sent to all the McClain family.

  5. Sheila Barrow Nov 9, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom will forever be in your heart. My mom passed away 8 years ago, and I know she is now my guardian angel.

  6. Peggi Chute Nov 9, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Dear Vivian McClain family, You can be comforted by the example of your mother who obviously loved every day dawning, her God, and her family, and lived her life fully. What a wonderful example you all had from an obviously smart, gifted woman who was only too happy to share her life with others. While mothers can never be replaced, she will remain in your hearts always. May the many memories of her bring you joy and happiness as you grieve her loss. One cannot be sad too long for a life that was so productive and well lived. That is the very best gift.

  7. Cheryl Roberts Nov 9, 2020 at 11:59 am

    What a beautiful family you have left us to enjoy Laura. We thank you and may you Rest In Peace.
    Much love, Cheryl and James

  8. Sarah and Jim Spily Nov 9, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Linda and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom will always be forever in your hearts.

  9. Judee hein Nov 9, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Viv, Fly high sweet lady and I am certain you will advise the angels how to accessorize.
    I am sending my heartfelt prayers of inner peace and comfort to you Karen, and your family in this time of sorrow.
    Loosing a mother is one of the most painful moments in our lives.
    My deepest condolences for all.
    May you be comforted by the outpouring of love and prayer surrounding you.
    Hold tight to the memories in your heart.
    Blessings to all

  10. Phyllis. Siegler Nov 9, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Many good memories. Her good mornings will be missed.

  11. Phyllis. Siegler Nov 9, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Many good memories. Her good mornings will be missed. You girls are in my prayers

  12. Brandie Nov 9, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    My sincere condolences to your family Vivian. I so know what they are going through as I lost my loving mom almost 2 years ago. She loved Bingo also. Just want you to know that you will forever be in my heart. And until we meet again, God Bless you and yours. Rest in Peace my friend. Much Love.

  13. Teresa Henderson Nov 9, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    The last time I saw your mom she was smiling as always! We had such a nice chat and she always remained hopeful and kept her faith. She is now rejoicing in our Heavenly Father’s tenderhearted hands and she will always remain deeply in your families’ hearts and memories. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers continue to go from my lips to God’s ears on your families’ behalf and may you all sense His presence ever so strongly resting in knowing she is in total peace and will forever rule and reign with Jesus. May the peace that surpasses ALL understanding reside with you all so heavily I pray.. Kisses and hugs to you especially my dear friend, Karen.

  14. Marilyn Wrone Nov 9, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She will be missed. My prayers are with you and your family.

  15. Paula Seals Nov 9, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Laura, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I didn’t know your mom, but just knowing you says she was a wonderful person. My condolences to you and your family, Paula Seals

  16. Don & Joyce Denys Nov 9, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    May you all find comfort at this difficult time with the memories of your mom that will forever remain in your hearts. We are thinking and praying for you. Sending love and hugs.

  17. Wanda Richardson Nov 9, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    So very sad to hear of the loss of Vivion. I know how much her family will miss her. My prayers are with you.My husband and I enjoyed camping with her and Jim.

  18. Nora Cummings Nov 9, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Thinking of you and sending love and prayers of comfort. I am so happy I was able to meet your Mom. What a reunion with her parents, your Dad and Paul. Families are eternal.

  19. Sue Belt Nov 10, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Linda, Laura, and Karen. I have you all in my prayers during this difficult time. May your mom rest in peace and always watch over you. 💕🙏🏻

  20. Joan Hanson Nov 10, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Linda, Laura and Karen, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I met her through Ancestry and e-mailed her many photos of the Dave family she helped me identify. She was totally awesome!!! We continued to correspond through e-mails and facebook. I always enjoyed her posts and daily greetings. My mom, Ruth DeBot was her first cousin. She died Feb. 1, 2019 just 2 months short of her 99th birthday. so I know the terrible loss you are feeling. I will forever remember my dear friend and 1st cousin once removed, Vivian (Viv). She will be in my thoughts and prayers always. You have my deepest sympathy.

  21. Alison Seiz Nov 11, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Karen and family: I’m so sorry to hear the loss of your mom. She was such a beautiful lady and enjoyed life. We know she’s with Jesus now and watching over us all. Thinking of you and sending prayers of comfort. Best regards, Alison Seiz

  22. Roy & Frances Payne - UK Nov 12, 2020 at 4:13 am

    Wonderful neighbour and friend , will miss you.

  23. Laura Schultz Nov 23, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Mom was so pretty!

  24. Laura Schultz Nov 30, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Miss you mom!

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