Ross McClintock, Former Fluor Official, Dies at 64

Times Staff Writer

Ross A. McClintock, 64, former senior vice president and director of Fluor Corp., died of heart and kidney failure Thursday evening at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange.

A Santa Ana resident, McClintock was a founding partner of Western Offshore Drilling and Exploration in 1956 and became president of the company in 1963. After Fluor acquired Western Offshore in 1969, McClintock was named president of Fluor Drilling Services Inc. He became chairman of Fluor Drilling in March, 1982, and retired for health reasons in 1984.

During World War II, McClintock flew B-17 bombers in Europe. He is a former trustee of Chapman College and past director of the Petroleum Production Pioneers. He also was a breeder of horses and Charolais cattle.

He was briefly married to Hollywood actress Mamie Van Doren in 1973. Their 37-day union was annulled by an Orange County Superior Court judge.


McClintock is survived by his wife, Andrea; two sons, Ross A. Jr. of Bakersfield and Jim Hanna of Los Alamitos; five daughters, Julia Hart-McClintock of Del Mar, Susannah Lipps and Mary Towne of Davis, Lori Hanna of Long Beach and Janel Hanna of San Ramon, and 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother, Iva McClintock, and his sister, Barbara Ritter, both of Santa Ana.

Funeral services are planned for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Santa Ana. Visitation will be at Shannon-Donegan Mortuary in Orange.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Heart Fund.