Roy Wright Strain, 71, of 704 Philippine St., died today in a Bakersfield hospital. He had been a Taft resident for six years and was a retired civil engineer. Mr. strain was born Sept. 28, 1892 in What Cheer, IA. Survivors are his widow, Merle of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Sward of Bakersfield; a nephew of Omaha, Neb., and a niece of Bakersfield. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Erickson and Brown Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Miller of First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at West Side District Cemetery.