Rick Crowder, 63

Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Rick Crowder.

Richard "Rick" Theodor Crowder, 63, of Mountain Home, died Friday, June 29, 2007, at home, after a "courageous" battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Collister Community Church, 4709 W. State St., in Boise.

Rick was born Dec. 2, 1943, in Wendell, to Lester and Louise (Curtis) Crowder. He was raised in Wendell, Owyhee and Kuna.

He attended the Kuna schools until his senior year when the family moved to Nampa, where he graduated in 1962. After graduating from Nampa High School he joined the Navy. He was stationed on the Kittyhawk and the Constellation.

He married Lynette Barker on Dec. 15, 1978, at which time they combined two families and raised four children.

Rick was a member of the IOF and the Nampa Chapter of the GPAA. He enjoyed mining, fishing, camping and dutch oven cooking. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, bullriding and poker on TV.

Although Rick was known as a "Jack of all Trades," he was a long-haul truck driver by trade and logged over a million miles on the roads of America.

Rick is survived by: his wife, Lynette, of Mountain Home; his son, Mike, and his wife, Summer Crowder, of Boise; his daughter, Eva Crowder, of Colorado, and her partner, Steph; his stepson, Jeremy, and his wife, Robin Cornmesser, of Meridian; his stepdaughter, Kim, and her husband, David Bean, of Mountain Home; eight grandchildren; his sister, Marian Bridge of Kuna; his brothers, Roger of Brazil and David of Placerville, along with nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his pride and joy, his grandson Andrew Gillis.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Rick's name to the Cancer society.

Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.