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Sharon J Stevenson

July 15, 1940 ~ May 29, 2019 (age 78)
On May 29, 2019 Sharon Jean Stevenson, devoted wife and mother of four, passed away at age 78. She was born on July 15th, 1940 and was adopted by Earnest and Edith Sims in Boise, Idaho. Sharon attended several different elementary schools including Nampa, Bonner’s Ferry, and Homedale. She attended Nampa High School. Sharon spent her summers with her Aunt Lydia and Uncle Earl Newman on a ranch outside of Council, Idaho. Sharon’s love of horses started as a teenager when she got her fist horse named Desi. She married Wylie R. McBride in 1957 and later divorced. They had three children: Patricia, Richard, and Pamala. She also enjoyed being a foster mother. From 1965 to 1970, she cared for 52 babies and 31 children for the Nevada Catholic Welfare Bureau. On November 11, 1972, she married Arvel Stevenson in Virginia City, Nevada, there, they had a baby boy on November 14, 1973 named Joshua in Marysville, Washington. They lived in Reno until 1983 and then moved to Wilder, Idaho where they began the Sha-vel Equestrian Center. Sharon and Arvel spent years showing, training, and breeding Arabian horses. Together, they enjoyed attending car shows with the No Limit Classics Car Club. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, son Richard, and 2 great grandchildren. Sharon is survived by her loving husband Arvel of 46 years, daughters Pat and Pam, son Josh (Melissa), 15 grandkids, 23 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. There will be no funeral services at this time.

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