Marlene Joyce McCoy, 68, of Mountain Home and Featherville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at a local hospital.
A viewing will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Marlene was born on July 27, 1942, in Baker City, Ore.
From 1942 to 1956, she enjoyed traveling with her family and attending schools from Baker City to Pine and Featherville.
In 1956, Marlenešs family moved to Boise, at the time she was attending 9th grade. She graduated valedictorian from Boise High School in 1960, where she gave the commencement speech for her class. After graduating from high school, Marlene attended Boise Junior College and graduated in 1962 with a business degree. She received the award for being the Most Outstanding Business Student.
Marlene's first job, was at the age of 10 working in her parent's store in Featherville, being their "do it all girl." Just out of college, she worked at the Shake Creek Guard Station near Featherville. She also worked for an attorney, Gene Anderson in Boise.
Her most important job was taking care of her family. She did all of that with organization and perfection.
Marlene met the love of her life, John McCoy, while attending grade school in Pine and later married him on Oct. 19, 1963. Their son, Jack, was born in 1966, and their daughter, Cindy, was born in 1969.
Marlene loved the mountains. She loved going to and also having yard sales.
She loved crossword puzzles, crafts and camping and reading.
Marlene is survived by her husband, John, son Jack and his wife, Shalai McCoy, daughter Cindy and her husband, Chris Lancaster, her sister Donna and her husband, Rod Brower, nephews Ryan and his wife, Monica Brower and family, Kevin Brower, Kirk and his wife, Jill Brower and family, Doug and
his wife, Tammy Cameron and family, and many dear friends. She is also survived by the greatest joy of her life, her four grandchildren: Jaden Lancaster, Cole Lancaster, Samuel McCoy and Jacob McCoy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Nita Baker, and a baby sister, Colleen.
Marlene was the heart of our family and loved us all dearly. She is going to be greatly missed by us all.
Donations in Marlene's memory can be made either to the Pine-Featherville EMS, c/o 16 E. Trish, Pine, ID 83647, or Life Flight, 2779 S. Liberty St., Boise, ID 83709, or Campus Crusade for Christ Ministries, c/c Kirk Brower, 276 Sunset Dr., Moscow, ID 83843.