US Army

Gary Norman Shatto

April 9, 1947 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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In loving memory of Gary Norman Shatto, Boise, Idaho, who passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Boise, Idaho after a brief period of illness at the age of 76 on Sunday, September 10, 2023. He is survived by six children Gary Dee Shatto, Sara Elizabeth Shatto, Jonathan Shatto, Jesse Shatto, Crystal Dawn Debban, and Michael Shatto; five siblings Darlene Vaughan, Judy Burton (Jim), Jay Shatto (Debbie), Sherry Shatto, and Wanda Staples; his beloved significant other Patricia Monroe; and others such as grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ray Paul Shatto and Opal Lela Alice (Ghan) Shatto and others such as grand-parents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.

Gary was born in Ely, Nevada to Ray and Opal Shatto on April 9, 1947, as the next to the eldest in a family of six children. He lived in Ely, Nevada, Ontario, Oregon, and Boise, Idaho. He attended school in Boise. Gary’s family was active over the years in church ministry in nursing homes and the Boise Rescue Mission. Gary had a lovely singing voice and also played the trumpet. His favorite song in those years of ministry was “In the Garden.” Gary went into the U.S. Army at the young age of 17. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1965, then transferred the National Guard of Idaho where he completed his military obligation in March of 1970. He worked multiple jobs during his lifetime including car sales, nursing home care, and others. Gary was blessed with creative and artistic skills and held a special interest in Native American history/culture which was demonstrated by the things he created and displayed in his home.

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, September 29, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Idaho Veterans Cemetery located at 10100 W. Horseshoe Bend Road, Boise, Idaho 83714 in the gazebo located at the Veterans Memorial Wall where Gary will join others who served their country.

The family wishes to thank Cloverdale Funeral Home for their kind and compassionate manner of assisting with this difficult process along with Ada County Paramedics, Firefighters, and Transport Teams who assisted in multiple times of need. And last, but not least, St. Alphonsus ER staff and Veterans Hospital Staff.

If Gary’s life could be summed up in three words, it would be “Saved by Grace.” Gary had a praying mother who never gave up on him and he confirmed his readiness to meet Jesus Christ as his Savior just a few months prior to his passing.


Memorial Service
September 29, 2023

2:00 PM
Idaho State Veteran Cemetery
10100 N. Horseshoe Bend Rd.
Boise, ID 83714


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