Dennis Terhaar, 46

Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Dennis Terhaar.

Dennis Leroi Terhaar, 46, of Mountain Home, died Sunday, July 1, 2007 near Pine.

A viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 6, at Rost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Dennis was born on Jan. 29, 1961, in Spokane, Wash., to Jerry and Virginia Terhaar. He was raised and schooled in the Spokane area.

In 1978 Dennis married Mava Moses in Spokane.

In 1979 he joined the U.S. Air Force and it was the Air Force that brought him and his wife to Mountain Home. Dennis spent four years in the Air Force.

Dennis became an avid motocross racer, a hobby he passed on to both his boys. Dennis was a "Jack of all Trades," but he was happiest when he was doing mechanic work, his family noted.

In 1987, Dennis joined the Mountain Home Volunteer Fire Department and spent the next 20 years fighting fires alongside his friends.

In 1989, his first son, Gunner James, was born, followed in 1993 by another son, Hunter James.

Dennis loved everything that had to do with the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing, and if he wasn't doing that he was working on one of his many projects, his family noted.

"Dennis loved his two sons and his best friend Mava," his family said. "He will be missed very much."

Dennis is survived by: his best friend, Mava Terhaar of Mountain Home; his sons, Gunner and Hunter of Mountain Home; his father, Jerry Terhaar, of Deer Park, Wash.; his sisters, Missy Seybold, of Deer Park, Wash., and Teresa Jones of Moore, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Terhaar.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Dennis' memory to the Mountain Home Volunteer Fire Department's Burnout Fund, 220 S. 2nd East St., Mountain Home, ID 83647.