Chuck McClure(1927 - 2014)

Charles "Chuck" Harold McClure, 86, of Dubois, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

He was born May 15, 1927, in Roberts, Idaho, the son of James McClure and Sarah Stevens McClure. He grew up in Monteview and attended school in Roberts. He lived in Monteview until he was 18 years old and then entered the Navy, serving during World War II. Following his discharge, he went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad.

On Oct. 15, 1949, he married Mildred Ruth Ownby. Chuck retired from the railroad in 1989. Dubois has been his home for most of his life.

He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Idaho Falls. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Chuck enjoyed woodworking and carpentry, gardening, fishing and hunting in his younger years. He was a wonderful husband, loving father and grandfather, and a caring, loving neighbor.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred McClure of Dubois; son, Kevin McClure of Post Falls; daughters, Carolan Thompson of Spirit Lake, Idaho, and Carla McClure of Idaho Falls; brother, James McClure of Twin Falls; sister, Mary McClure of Flathead Lake, Mont.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Monte McClure; and five brothers and two sisters.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 220 N. Placer Ave. in Idaho Falls. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. at Dubois Cemetery under the direction of Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St. in Idaho Falls.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home

Coltrin Mortuary & Crematory
2100 East First Street Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 524-1000

Published in Post Register on Jan. 26, 2014