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Sarah Caroline Shanafelt November 27, 1942 - April 26, 2021

Sally was born in Spokane, Washington on November 27, 1942 and passed on April 26, 2021 in Boise after a long battle with dementia.

She grew up in Spokane and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1961. Sally attended the University of Idaho and graduated in 1965 with a degree in Education. She later earned her Masters degree from Boise State University.

After greater than 30 years of teaching, majority of them at Boise High School, Sally retired and enjoyed volunteering for the League of Women Voters, Assistance League of Boise, and the Morrison Center. She enjoyed travel, golf, art, and any time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Michael; their children, Patrick (Alexa), and Carrie (Kirk); and three grandchildren, Mikayla, Hailey, and Jack.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stuart and Nell Kimball; her brother, Stu Kimball; and her favorite aunt Katie Kimball.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Emerson House Memory Care and Horizon Hospice for the excellent care Sally received in her final days.

A celebration of Sally’s life will take place in the fall in Boise.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Please visit Sally’s memorial webpage at www.bowmanfuneral.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

A celebration of Sally’s life will take place in the fall in Boise.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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    Jackie & John Partish says

    My heart aches for all of you. Sally was a dear friend & we always had a wonderful time together. With love, hugs, & sincere sympathy to Mike & family

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    jackie parrish says

    To Pat , Noreen & family ,
    Our sympathies are with you & yours. Sally was a sweetheart! Much love John & Jackie

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    Glenn Henzler says

    Hi Mike
    Sorry to hear about Sally
    Thinking of you.

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    Judy Hutchison Pfau says

    Sally was a dear, dear, and darling friend since we met in 8th grade when I moved to Spokane. We had great times with Sally and Mike through the years and she was a great “sister” in our GPB years and reunions for Lewis & Clark and U of Idaho! Mike and kids, we send our love and memories your way–you will miss her and her beautiful attitude toward life! Fred and Judy Hutchison Pfau

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    Judy and Ron McNeley says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sally was a lovely lady.

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    Betsy Swanson says

    Sally and I went to Lewis and Clark High School together. She was always one of the most gracious, accepting, kind and inclusive ladies in our class. She was loved by many. Please know that my sympathies are with her family.

    Sincerely, Betsy Swanson

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    Brent Hansen says

    Mike, I am sorry to hear you lost your wife. Brent Hansen

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    Nancy J Reberger says

    Mike and family, I am so sorry to hear about Sally’s death. She was a dear lady with a passion for life. She willingly shared her talents and caring heart with family, friends, associates and organizations such as Gamma Phi Beta and Assistance League. We all benefited from having her be as part of our lives.

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    Julie Vande-Voorde says

    “Mrs. Shanafelt” was probably my daughter’s favorite teacher of all time. She was an excellent educator and mentor. I have many pieces of art that my daughter created in her class that I treasure. I lost my daughter at the age of 20 unexpectedly but I want you to know that “Mrs. Shanafelt” was a beloved teacher who enriched my daughter’s life. I hope they are once again making art together. Peace to your family.

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    Wally Glass says

    Dear Mike …so sorry to hear of your loss and it has been years since I have seen you folks. My deepest condolences to you and your family

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