Ada McCune

Monday, November 27, 2017

Ada Louise McCune joined our Heavenly Father and was reunited with her loving husband, Clarence “Mac” McCune in the early morning hours of Nov. 25, 2017.

Ada was born to Carl and Sibyl Suhm on Dec. 21, 1925 in Alva, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children.

Ada had a typical childhood growing up in a small, rural community, spending most of her early life in Kansas and Oklahoma. She graduated high school and worked at the local hospital until one fateful day, when she met Clarence as he dropped off his clothes for her mother to launder.

In later years, Mac recounted that he left the house thinking that’s the woman I’m going to marry. And that’s what happened on Dec. 2, 1947 when Ada and Clarence were married in Denver, Colorado. They eventually headed to Idaho in 1949, where they lived in several places before moving to Mountain Home in 1954.

During their many years living in Mountain Home, Ada worked as a secretary at the County Extension Agent’s office and at other local businesses.

Eventually, she assumed the role of full-time Mom and spent her time caring for her family and making lasting friendships with others in this close-knit community. She lived an unassuming, but full life there surrounded by her devoted family and friends.

Ada was a kind, gentle, and loving person who always had a special place in her heart for young children and animals. Her radiant smile was ever present and we will miss her terribly.

Life passes quickly and although we wanted to keep her with us, we knew it was her time to go. If you looked up to the sky on Nov. 25 and witnessed the magnificent sunset that evening, you knew God was smiling down us, letting us know that a glorious reunion occurred that day.

Ada is survived by her three children, Vicky Simmonds (Richard) of Vancouver, WA, Brenda Barton and Kelly McCune, both of Boise; three grandchildren, Ryan Simmonds (Mandi), Marc Simmonds (Rebecca), and Michael Barton (Stephanie); and six great-grandchildren, Mackenzii, Gabrielle, Emily, Jackson, Madeline, and Sienna.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Suhm and Ray and Sibyl Whitehouse; her husband, Clarence; and her brothers, Arthur Lee Suhm and Leland Suhm.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at The Cottages of Boise and Journey’s Hospice for their compassionate and professional care, as well as to the staff at St. Luke’s who cared for Ada in her final days.

We will miss Ada terribly, but we will never forget her. She will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

We invite all of Ada’s friends to join us for a viewing on Friday Dec. 1, 2017, from 9 – 10 a.m., followed by a funeral service at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband during a committal service at the Mountain View Cemetery, in Mountain Home.