Sharon McKee, 66

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sharon R. McKee, 66, of Glenns Ferry, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, after a battle with cancer.

A viewing was held at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home, on Tuesday, Nov. 28. A funeral service will be held at the Glenns Ferry VFW Hall today, Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Glenn Rest Cemetery in Glenns Ferry. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

"Sharon left this world left this world to be with her cherished husband, E. H. McKee... (and) with the same fight and vigor in which she entered the world," her family said.

Sharon was born to Donald E. and Maxine M. Haskin in Moscow, Idaho, on Sept. 19, 1940.

"She was a loving child and was destined to be a mother," her family said. "She proved that to her parents by promptly moving her nine-month-old baby brother, Jerry Jim into her bedroom, announcing she would be his mother. Sharon carried that same passion and love for people throughout her life."

She attended elementary school at Emerson and high school at Rogers in Spokane, Wash. She was active in basketball during her high school years.

She graduated in 1959 and worked at the Bon Marche for a short period of time until she married Guy Russell Shaw in August of 1959. They lived in Spokane and moved to Downey, Idaho, in 1960. Two children were born to that union, Tad Russell and Kimber Lee.

Sharon, Guy, and their children, settled in Glenns Ferry in 1968. Sharon worked at Southside, the Merc, and spent 25-plus years serving the residents of Glenns Ferry at Pioneer Federal Credit Union.

She was active in the Women of the Moose, Beta Sigma Phi, and belonged to several bowling and pool leagues.

She was preceded in death by Guy Russell Shaw in June, 1979. She worked hard to provide for her family during that time and worked multiple jobs, her family noted.

She met E.H. "Mac" McKee in early 1983. "They immediately fell in love," her family said, and they were married in August 1983.

Sharon would say the 17 most wonderful years of her life were spent with "Mac" and they were inseparable, her family said.

"Even when they went to work, they were only a street apart. With 'Mac' she was able to finally enjoy a true vacation and together they loved to attend Boise State football games. 'Mac' died in October 1999 leaving a huge void in Sharon's life," the family said.

Sharon's hobbies included yard work, watching Boise State football and playing pool. She was also an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed crocheting and knitting, making many gifts for her friends.

"Sharon led a fairly quiet life and didn't do many public things, but impacted people with her caring and compassion, even when she did not know it. She loved her friends dearly and cherished the time she had with them," the family said.

She is survived by: her daughter, Kimber Shaw of Boise; son Tad R. Shaw of Twin Falls; and one grandson.

In addition to her two husbands, she was preceded in death by an infant son, two brothers and her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Chase Swenson and Glenn Sellers Memorial Fund, c/o Pioneer Federal Credit Union, 250 W. 3rd South St., Mountain Home, ID 83647.