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Information for Lucille Marie Smith McShane
29 May, 1928 11 January, 1992
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
January, 1992

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Lucille McShane

    Lucille Marie "Lu" Smith McShane, 73, of Nampa, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1992, at her home.  Vigil services will be celebrated at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa, by the Rev. Father Alfred Puccinelli, S.M.  Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Lu was born May 29, 1928, in Sioux Falls, So. Dak., to Boyd F. and Mary Anne Gallup Smith.  She moved with her family to Watertown, So. Dak., in 1925 and attended Immaculate Conception Catholic grade school and Watertown High School.  She attended the College of St. Benedict in St. Josepeh (sic), Minn.  In 1939, she was employed by KSOO-KELO Radio in Sioux Falls.  She married Lawrence W. McShane on June 20, 1940, in San Diego, Calif.  During World War II, she worked at Herberger's Department Store in Watertown.  After the war, she and her husband were stationed at naval air stations in Long Beach, Calif., Ottumwa, Iowa, and Jacksonville, Fla.  They moved to Ontario, Ore., in 1948 where she worked for KSRV Radio.  They moved to Nampa in 1953 where she worked at KFXD Radio, the Boy Scouts of America District Office and then for T.C. Horton, M.D.  She retired in 1978.
    She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, the Third Order of Mary, and the Catholic Women's League.  She was a reader and minister of the Eucharist at St. Paul's and served on the Liturgical Commission and on the Religious Board of Education.  Lu was very active in the Girl Scouts of America in several different positions since 1959.  She was appointed commissioner for the Nampa Housing Authority in 1979 by Mayor Winston Goering.  Lu was a charter member of the Canyon County Historical Society and recording secretary for three years.  She was also a charter member of the Nampa Civic Center Auxiliary and was a member of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered in the Cameo Suite for Breast Care for many years.
    Mr. McShane died August 29, 1991.
    Survivors include a son, Patrick McShane of Nampa; two daughters, Kathleen Mason of Fresno, Calif., and Shannon Petersen of Tuscon, Ariz.; her mother, Mary Anne Smith of Nampa; three grandchildren, Rebecca Mason and Michael Mason, both of Fresno, Calif., and Heidi Peterson of Tuscon, Ariz.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Boyd Smith in 1979.

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