Jaye M. Houtcooper, age 49 of Mountain Home, died at his home on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 31, 2013, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Jaye was born July 16, 1964, in Moline, Ill. He graduated from high school in Pipestone, Minn., and then one year later joined the U.S. Air Force, which he served 11 years. He was school and trained in electrical work.
After his 11 years with the Air Force, Jaye settled in Mountain Home. He worked for Micron Technology in Boise. He was a very outdoors person, loving his hunting, fishing, gardening and living with his significant other and her two boys, Joseph and Marcus.
Jaye is survived by one son, Levi of Meridian, his mother Sandra Saunders-Powell and her husband Vaughn Powell of Illinois, his sister Debra and her husband Kenneth Smith of Nebraska, his brother Scott Houtcooper of Georgia, many aunts, uncles and also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard.