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Shirlee Ann Aggeler

March 10, 1937 ~ March 27, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Shirlee Aggeler Obituary

 Our beloved and beautiful mother, Shirlee Ann Aggeler passed into the arms of her sweet Jesus on March 27, 2024.  Mom was born March 10, 1937, in Clinton, Oklahoma to Daniel and Anna Buncheck, the youngest of three daughters, with sisters Bonnie and Betty, both of whom are still alive.

 Mom’s family moved to Oklahoma City when she was in third grade and she stayed there until her senior year of high school when her parents made the move for work to Mountain Home, Idaho.  Mom graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1955, and not long after met Harold Aggeler at a drive-in restaurant. She was hanging out with the girls, and he was hanging out with the boys. They married on December 29th, 1956, in Boise, Idaho, and as prior to their marriage Mom had converted to Catholicism, they were married at St. John’s Catholic Cathedral in downtown Boise. Mom and Dad lived in Boise for a few years, then moved to Seattle, Washington where they lived for three years before moving to Portland, OR. Their first child, daughter Karen was born in 1965, and they adopted second daughter Gwen in 1968, then in 1970, for Dad’s work they moved to Silver Springs, MD, and then moved back to the Portland. Third daughter Joyce was born in 1971.

 Mom chose to stay home with her daughters and did not work outside the home while we lived in Portland.  In the fall of 1976, we moved to Boise, Idaho for Dad’s work, and Mom continued to stay home with her daughters until her oldest Karen was in 8th grade and then she went to work part time as a secretary at her church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Boise.  When Gwen was in high school and Joyce in junior high, Mom moved into a position at Sacred Heart as the coordinator for the Sunday School program, finding teachers and helping them coordinate their lesson plans.

 In 1982, Mom left work at Sacred Heart and went to work for 5 Cent Copy in Boise, and not long after, she and Dad were in a near fatal car accident on the corner of Franklin and Phillippi.  Mom’s injuries were severe, and she had several surgeries and a very long recovery in the hospital, and also a rehab center before being able to return home to her family. She persevered when many would have given up, and claims her faith, family and friends got her through it all.  In 1989, Mom returned to work for Sacred Heart Church but when she and Dad divorced in 1990, she decided to take her life in a different direction.  She enrolled at Carrington College and received certification as a medical transcriptionist, and got a job with the VA. She was a medical transcriptionist until 2003 when she decided to retire.

 After her recovery, Mom threw herself into her church, her family, friends, and the adult living community she lived in. She attended mass in the mornings daily, and never missed a Sunday mass unless she was very sick. She loved nothing more than Sunday dinners with her kids and grandchildren, lunch with her girlfriends and lunch/shopping outings with her daughters. She also loved having her grandchildren stay overnight with her on weekends, and extended stays during their spring breaks and Christmas breaks from school.  

Mom was a devout Catholic who loved her Jesus without question, and she loved her daughters and grandchildren with the same fervor.  We have been beyond blessed to have her as our mother, our friend, and our greatest champion.  Mom is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Anna Buncheck, brother-in-law Robert Langford, and nieces Jeanie Farrington and Ronda Cooley.
Mom is survived by both her sisters, Bonnie Langford and Betty Welton, her daughters Karen Horn of Emmett, ID, Gwen Gardner of Kalispell MT, and Joyce Hecht of Emmett, ID; grandchildren Chris Cutler, Christina Jenkins, Anthony Hecht, Corbin Hecht and Daniel Hecht whom she loved beyond measure, and great grand-daughter Allie Nichols, whom she absolutely adored. Also are many nieces and nephews who loved their Aunt Shirlee and remember her so very fondly.

A viewing will be at the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett, ID on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.  Funeral Services to be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Emmett, Idaho, on Friday, April 26th, 2024, at 11:00 AM. Reception to follow.

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April 6, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Potter Funeral Chapel
228 E. Main Street
Emmett, ID 83617

Funeral Service
April 26, 2024

11:00 AM
211 E. 1st Street
EMMETT, ID 83617
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