Sharon LaRue McClure, 72, a resident of Shoshone, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Twin Falls.
Sharon LaRue Appell was born on November 15, 1948 in Wendell, Idaho, the daughter of Edward and Eula (Moore) Appell. She was raised and educated in Richfield.
Sharon married Steven McClure on November 27, 1970 in Elko, Nevada. He preceded her in death on December 20, 1999.
She is survived by: two sons – Steven McClure of Shoshone and Scott (Anita) McClure of Twin Falls; one daughter – Shelli (Paul) Norman of Boise; one brother – Pete (Joy) Appell of Richfield; one sister - Iona (Bob) Kodesh of Wendell; and five grandchildren – Michael, Ashley, Kaela, Kolby and Matthew McClure.
In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents – Edward and Eula Appell.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Shoshone Cemetery in Shoshone.
The family wishes that all in attendance at the graveside service follow them to the Mountain View Lanes Bowling Alley at 608 N. Greenwood in Shoshone for fellowship and luncheon.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel.
Below is the life sketch which will be read at the graveside service by daughter-in-law - Anita McClure.
Sharon LaRue Appell was born on November 15, 1948 in Wendell, Idaho, she is the daughter of Edward and Eula Appell.
Sharon was raised in Richfield Idaho, and graduated from Richfield High School. During her high school career, she was actively involved; she was a cheerleader, she played basketball (playing varsity as a freshman), and a member of the booster club. You can find her pictured throughout her senior year book; in fact, she was even voted best joke teller. She carried this love of humor throughout her life and could always be heard laughing and trying to tell jokes; all could agree that she struggled a bit with the delivery of punch-lines (this would fondly become the best part of her jokes!).
Sharon married Steve McClure on November 27, 1970 in ELko, Nevada. They soon started their family having one girl (Shelli) and two boys (Jamie and Scott). Steve preceded her in death shortly after their 29th wedding anniversary on December 20, 1999.
It is well known within the family that Sharon had a love of music, especially Christmas music. In fact to this day, Shelli, Jamie and Scott dislike listening to Christmas music (they claim that listening to Christmas songs 10 months out of the year would ruin anyone). Country music was her other music of choice, with Blake Shelton always being her lead guy. Sharon would attempt the lyrics but would mostly fail and resort to humming.
Sharon never committed to things lightly. Whether it was at a Bingo table, slot machine in Jackpot, or sporting event she was in it for the long hall. She never missed any events of her children and grandkids. She was always their biggest supporter and could be heard cheering, grumpling, and yelling (with maybe a curse or two) during games. She had an extra soft spot for her grandkids, and never turned down a hug or two from them; if it were anyone else you could forget it.
There was rarely a dull moment with Sharon around, she added flair to life and you could always count on her to be in the “know” and would make just the right phone calls to stay that way. Her love of being in the buzz only deepened as technology advanced and she became a bit of a stalker on Instagram. Her kids and grandkids would often get a phone call or text following her discovery of a new post.
Sharon will always be remembered for her energy and spice for life. She will be heard through the walls of the bowling alley, and will forever be seen enjoying the love of gambling behind a slot machine. We love you Sharon and will carry you in our hearts forever.
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