[Vision2020] A moment of pause for the passing of . . .

Darrell Keim keim153 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 12:34:29 PST 2016

I was sorry to see this.  I liked Steve.  Quality guy, that I enjoyed my
interactions with when I was Moscow Chamber director.  May he rest in peace.

On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Moscow Cares <moscowcares at moscow.com>

> Courtesy of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News with special thanks to a friend.
> ---------------------------------
> Pastor Steve McClure, 47, of Moscow
> Pastor Steve McClure, born Nov. 2, 1968, to Mel and Gaye McClure in
> Seattle, Wash., was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to his
> eternal reward in heaven on Feb. 14, 2016. He was 47.
> Steve graduated from Tyee High School in Seattle and attended Concordia
> College in Portland, Highline College and Western Washington University
> where he graduated with degrees in journalism and political science. He had
> many jobs while going to school including security guard, gas station
> attendant and campground security guard at Lake Whatcom in Bellingham, Wash.
> God moved Steve early on to touch the lives of others with His Spirit. He
> started in the newsroom in high school, college and newspapers ending with
> nearly 15 years at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News where he covered many news
> beats and worked 10 years as managing editor beginning in December 1999. An
> avid Husky fan, he also taught journalism classes at Washington State
> University in Pullman (Cougarville) while working at the newspaper.
> It was also at the newspaper that he met and fell in love with fellow
> reporter Tina Crinite. The two always joked they were Clark Kent and Lois
> Lane working at the "Daily Planet." They were married on Aug. 31, 1996.
> Following his work at the Daily News, Steve was called into the ministry
> and became an associate pastor at The Crossing church where he worked with
> the college and men's ministries.
> He was a loving and fun Daddy who always enjoyed spending time with his
> family. Steve loved playing basketball and football with his boys, Garrett
> and Justin. They loved to watch Seahawks games and The Food Network
> together. He loved to cook and was famous for his potato hash breakfast,
> Big Daddy's Cheesy Chicken and Rice casserole and his amazing pesto and
> eggplant Parmesan during Italian New Year.
> Steve loved coffee, especially the cortadito at Bucer's Coffeehouse,
> cheese and bacon on everything and tacos from Lamadrid. He always wanted a
> truck and a thriving garden but knew all things in this world were just
> temporary.
> He was a committed pastor who loved to preach on Sunday, speak truth into
> eager college students and the many men he discipled, and counsel young
> couples before he married them. He loved to sing and enjoyed listening to
> worship music from morning til night when he wasn't reading and studying
> his Bible.
> He was a devoted husband who prayed and cared for Tina during her battle
> with breast cancer. Tina and Steve loved every moment they had together
> raising their two amazing boys. He was a shining example of Christ when he
> himself underwent treatment for squamous cell carcinoma these past six
> months. He was determined to share God's love, truth and hope in every
> circumstance.
> Steve believed in God's word with his whole heart and took comfort in
> Joshua 1:9, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be
> terrified. Do not be discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you
> wherever you go."
> Steve has joined his mother, Gaye; brother, Brian; and father-in-law, Big
> Al, in heaven, and awaits his wife, Tina; sons, Garrett, 14, and Justin, 8;
> father, Mel; mother in-law, Betty (Frankie); brother, Doug (Deanna);
> sister-in-law, Terry (David); his Uncle Mike and Aunt Judy; nephews, John,
> Danny, Logan and Ryan; niece, Lori; cousins; and a multitude of brothers
> and sisters in Christ.
> There will be a celebration of Steve's life at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
> Moscow Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Seventh St. There will be a
> reception following the service at that location. There will also be a
> service in SeaTac, Wash., with the date and location still to be determined.
> In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the McClure Family Fund at
> Chase Bank or at The Crossing church in Moscow
> ---------------------------------
> Rest well, Mr. McClure.
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
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