Harold Vincent Shockley


(Feb. 23, 1937 – Oct. 10, 2010)Harold Vincent Shockley, formerly of Powell, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 with his family by his side. He was 67.

Harold was a champion for kids, an avid outdoorsman and a collector of classic cars.

He was born on Feb. 23, 1943 to Cecil and Vivian Shockley in Mountain Home, Idaho.

He graduated high school from Coeur d'Alene High School in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and continued his schooling at North Idaho College, Eastern Washington University (bachelor's and master's degrees) and the University of Idaho (PhD).

A dedicated educator, Harold worked diligently for kids throughout the west for more 40 years.

He began his career as a fourth-grade teacher, a position that introduced him to his wife of 43 years, Rosemary.

He continued his career serving as a principal in Moscow, Idaho; vice president of the Private Education Corporation in Glasgow, Mont.; deputy superintendent in both Baker, Oregon and Evanston; and superintendent in Powell and Marsing, Idaho.

Always one to put kids first, Harold took a hands-on approach to solving problems and had an open door policy for every member of his staff, parents and students.

An avid car lover and collector, Harold began his love of all things motorized early in his life, building “hot rods” in his mother's garage to take racing at the Deer Park Dragstrip in Deer Park, Wash., as well as throughout the northwest and Canada.

While he decided to end racing to pursue his career in education and have a family, Harold continued his love and admiration for cars throughout his life, building and driving classic cars to events throughout the northwest.

Harold is survived by his wife, Rosemary Shockley; daughter Tamitha Anderson; mother Vivian Burtzoff; brothers Dwane (Vetra) and Calvin (Judy) Shockley; brother-in-law Bill Marsik; numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends.

A service of remembrance will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Marsing Church of the Nazarene, 112 West Second Avenue, Marsing, Idaho. It will be immediately followed by a celebration of life.

In honor of Harold's lifelong commitment to education and love of kids, the family has established the Harold Shockley Memorial Scholarship at Marsing School District in Marsing, Idaho.

Those who wish to honor Harold can do so through supporting this fund: Harold Shockley Memorial Scholarship, c/o Marsing School District, P.O. Box 340, Marsing, ID 83639.