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Obituary of William V. McClung
William V. “Bill” McClung was born on July 15, 1928, in
He married his high school sweetheart Vera Wilford in February, 1948. There were two daughters born to this union: Linda Carol in December, 1948 and Carolyn Ann in October, 1951. The couple was divorced in 1955.
Bill worked in the construction trade all of his life. He had his own construction company at one time and obtained his
He was a life long member of the Christian Church, although not always a regular attendee. In 1955 while attending Crenshaw Christian Church in
In 1961 son William Cullen was born, followed in 1963 by Pamela Maureen and in 1966 by Thomas Ellery. The family lived in
As for hobbies, Bill enjoyed doing carpentry work and was good at it. He could build or repair just about anything. He built three of his homes: the one in
Bill served on the South Central Health District Board as the representative from
Bill joined the Elks Lodge in Burley in 1966, subsequently transferring his membership to Rupert Lodge #2106. Bill joined Paul Lodge #77 A.F. & A.M. in 1970. He progressed through the York Rite Bodies and became a member of El Korah Shrine in 1974. He also was a Scottish Rite Mason. He was a Chapter Dad of the Mt. Harrison Chapter, Order of DeMolay for 10 years; served as secretary-treasurer of the Burley-Rupert Shrine Club for several years before moving to
Bill and Maureen traveled to his Building Officials national conferences for several years. They also enjoyed going to
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, daughter Carolyn and son-in-law Carl Goodwin. He is survived by wife Maureen of Boise; daughters Linda Goodwin, Meridian, ID; Pamela McClung (Tom Goodman), Paul, ID; sons William McClung, Boise, ID; Thomas (Denise) McClung, Boise, ID. He is also survived by his sister Mildred McCarthy of Sagle, ID and grandchildren: Brian (Amanda) Brethauer, Kevin Brethauer, Robyn (Brent) Pack, Meghann (Jeff) Perry, Kyle Day, Andrea Day, Kelly Day, Nathen McClung and Morgen McClung. Great-grandchildren include Hadley Tuel, James Tuel, Aubrey Brethauer, Kameron Brethauer, Jaycen Amos and Maddelyn Maureen Anderson, and Carleigh Ann Pack.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Brookdale Assisted Living on Parkcenter and especially the caring staff at The Terraces at Harris Ranch. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 20th from 1pm to 4pm at the El Korah Shrine – Tiger Room (1118 W. Idaho Street, Boise). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shrine Hospitals for Children, c/o El Korah Shrine, Boise, Idaho.
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