Mary Shore-Hooker, 89

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Mary G. Shore-Hooker, 89 of McCall, formerly of Mountain Home, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006.

She was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 16, 1916, to William L. Baker and Mabel C. Jordan. They moved to Idaho, when Mary was four years old, and she graduated from Boise High School.

Mary married Kenneth W. Shore on Nov. 19, 1935, in Boise. She was mother of a daughter, Lillian M. Lewis, residing in McCall and a son, Donald W. Shore, residing in Bend, Oregon.

She lived in Mountain Home for 20 years, prior to moving to Seattle, Wash., where she stayed in an assisted living home, until she moved to the Sun Bridge Care Center in McCall in 2002.

Mary was an active Christian, dedicating many hours and much love to her church and people around her. Music was her life. She sang professionally early in her life and continued to sing for funerals, weddings, in nursing homes and wherever she could lift her voice in song. She began singing with her mother at an early age and they sang together through the years until her mother died in 1965.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth, in 1989 and her second husband, Larry Hooker in 1995, and a brother, Charles Ross Baker, in 2004.

She is survived by her two children, 8 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Cloverdale Cemetery under the direction of the Heikkila Funeral Chapel, McCall.

The family has requested no flowers.