Marilyn E Hauck

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The world lost a bright spirit and competitive soul on Thursday, May 13th, 2021, when Marilyn E Hauck joined a heavenly league for her playful sports enjoyment. Before she left, she spent 68 years leaving a beautiful footprint in the sands of peopleís lives.

Marilyn was born July 23, 1952, in Wallace, ID. She moved to Lewiston in the mid-sixties and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1970. She lived in Riverside and Rosamond CA from 1971 to 1979, then moved to Mountain Home in late 1979. She then lived in Boise for a short period of time before returning to Mountain Home where she finally settled.

She met her husband Harold (Hal) Hauck while working at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University on Mountain Home AFB. Marilyn and her husband, Harold (Hal) Hauck lovingly shared more than a quarter century of life together.

Marilyn was a favorite substitute teacher for the students at Mountain Home High School for several years (causing 3 years of potential awkwardness for her daughter, Natasha, while she attended). Her most recent employment was with the Sunset Baróthough her family isnít certain that she knew it was a job. It seemed to be more of a second home for both her and Hal, filled with friends and loved ones. She did get pulled to go home on occasion, if only to love on her beloved dog, Dusty.

Marilynís playful heart found an outlet in a variety of sports. She absolutely loved to golf and compete in tournaments. She spent years enjoying her ladies league bowling (including a Vegas tournament). She never passed an opportunity to toss a few darts. In her downtime, she would enjoy a good cheesy romance novel or competing with herself doing crossword puzzles. Then, of course, there was her love of golf. Did we mention how much she loved golfing?

Marilyn also loved her family. Her parents, Doris Rose and Jerry Shaffer preceded her. She leaves behind siblings, Linda Jones (husband Doyle Jones), Rodney Shaffer and Terri Bullock. Her daughters from her first marriage to Fred Koethke, Angelique Watson and Natasha McNealy blessed her with six grandchildren; Lisa Homeister, Tyler Jones (affectionately known as Scooter Bug), Tanner Schmidt, Teegan Schmidt, Andre McNealy and Jailynn McNealy) and two great grandchildren (Lily and Kyron). There were many friends who were as close as family. Marilynís family would like to extend special thanks to Lyle and Francoise Collins for the incredible friendship and care for both Marilyn and Hal when it was needed so badly.

The service for Marilyn will be at Rost Funeral Home (500 N 18th E, Mountain Home, ID 83647) on Friday May 28th at 11 am

If you have photos of Marilyn, please bring copies to add to the memory board.

After the service, family and friends invite you to join them at the Sunset Bar to celebrate Marilynís life and enjoy her favorite watering hole.