Violet Pansy McClurkin
Violet Pansy McClurkin
  • August 3, 1927 - September 24, 2017
  • Idaho Falls, Idaho

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Violet P. McClurkin, age 90, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the caring and loving community at MorningStar in Idaho Falls, surrounded by her immediate family. Violet was born in southern California to Albert and Anna Rosier along with a sister and brother, and met her husband Mac when they both attended Venice High School. Violet and Mac married on April 23, 1949, and lived in California for many years before moving to Idaho. At the start of their life together, Violet worked at Hughes Aircraft in the photography division, helping to support her husband while he earned a degree in mechanical engineering.

Violet and Mac led an active life and spent a lot of time outdoors, swimming, camping, fishing and hiking. The family graduated from tent camping to the relative luxury of a trailer, but never lost their love of the outdoors. Violet loved to sunbathe and bowl, and also supported her young children actively in their pursuits, including Indian Guides and Boy Scouts with her son, and Campfire Girls (for which she was a co-leader), ballet and piano with her daughter. She and her husband did a lot of traveling in their little Terry trailer, including many fly-in's with other remote-control and airplane enthusiasts, and they formed life-long friendships with many fine people. They moved to Idaho Falls in the early 1970's, and lived for over 40 years among well-loved neighbors near the Idaho Falls airport. She is survived by her beloved husband of over 68 years Justus (Mac) McClurkin; son Scott McClurkin; daughter Suzanne McClurkin-Nelson; grandchildren Willis Norton III, Karli Green, Alexandra Nelson-Ponce, Jesse Nelson, Amanda McClurkin, and Ariann McClurkin; and great-grandson Levi Green. Violet was preceded in death by her parents, brother Albert (Red), and sister Ella. The McClurkin family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Fairwinds Retirement Community and MorningStar Senior Living for their attentive and loving care. Violet will be remembered by many as a generous and loyal friend, an enthusiastic helper, and a loving partner. A memorial service will be held at the Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home in Idaho Falls on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm.
Arrangements made under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral home.