Steven Blaine McCord, 63, of Idaho Falls, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center of heart failure.
Blaine was born March 6, 1951, in Gooding, Idaho, to Calvin Wayne McCord and Francis Purser McCord. He grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls and graduated from Bonneville High School. He spent most of his life in the Idaho Falls area.
After high school he entered the military and served 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Army and National Guard.
On Sept. 14, 1979, he married the love of his life, Helen Colleen Rose, in Idaho Falls.
Blaine worked as a road construction flag man for Idaho Traffic & Safety. He later worked as a custodian for Development Workshop.
Blaine enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and going to coffee with his friends. He was an outdoorsman and loved going to and participating in rodeos in his younger years.
Blaine is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Helen McCord of Idaho Falls; daughters, Rose Overbo of Idaho Falls, Susann (Douglas) Cole of San Bernardino, Calif., Shanna (Joshua) Williams of Idaho Falls, Helen (Brandon) Davis of Fillmore, Utah, and Stephanie (Clarence) Murphy of Chicago; sons, Terry (Victoria) Shenton of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Robert (Miachelle) McCord of Idaho Falls; brothers, Lee McCord of Idaho Falls, Dan (Vicki) McCord of Idaho Falls and Jay (Marie) McCord of Hutchinson, Kan.; and 17 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Jason Shelton, and five grandkids.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery, 4600 S. Yellowstone Highway. The family will visit with friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. Military rites will be performed by the Bonneville County Veterans Memorial Team and Idaho Honor Guard.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.