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Marian Joyce McClain

August 23, 1929 ~ August 28, 2019 (age 90)

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Marian “Joyce” McClain, 90


Marian "Joyce" McClain, 90, of Pinehurst, Idaho, passed into the safe arms of Jesus on August 28, 2019, with many of her loving family by her side.

Joyce was born August 23, 1929 in Lunds Valley, North Dakota and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She married Hoyt McClain  July 3, 1947 and resided in Pinehurst, Idaho for most of their married life.

She was a fun loving, gracious hostess. She loved people as was evidenced during their years of ownership of the Tall Pine Drive-In in Pinehurst.

She was a woman of many talents. She loved singing and playing the piano, cake decorating, crafts, baking and cooking.

As well as being a lifelong member of the Community Bible Church of Pinehurst, involved in Sunday School, Bible Studies and women's ministries, she and her husband served with New Tribes Mission (now Ethnos360) for 9 years, returning to reside in Pinehurst in 1976.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather; sister, Avis Ewart; son-in-law, Monte Miller; and granddaughter, Heidi Keele.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Hoyt; four children: Ted (Shirley) McClain, Gail Miller, Terry (Peter) Rich, and Debbie (Scott) Ross; 9 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

 The family would like to thank Auburn Crest Hospice of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Pacifica Senior Living of Pinehurst, Idaho, for their loving care.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Pinehurst Community Bible Church: 210 Main Street, Pinehurst, Idaho 83850. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Pinehurst Community Bible Church a: PO Box 1119 - Pinehurst, ID 83850, Alzheimer's Association, or a charity of your choice.

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Memorial Service
September 21, 2019

10:30 AM
Pinehurst Community (Pinehurst, Idaho)

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