Donald R. Corbus

Friday, June 22, 2018

Donald R. Corbus

Elmore County lost one of its “Old Timers”… beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. Donald R. Corbus joined his Heavenly Father on June 13, 2018.

Born in December 1938 in Mountain Home, Idaho, to Frank H. (Bud) and Adeila (Dee) Corbus, Don grew up working on the family’s farm doing custom farming. He married Wanda Ottenheimer in 1960, and they had three children. As a young married man he worked in Idaho’s backcountry for the Forest Service in the fire lookout towers on House, Danskin, and Trinity Mountains. Later he went to work for the Sawtooth Lumber Company. After the sawmill closed, he spent 29 years working for the Mountain Home Air Force Base Civil Service. He loved the planes and the service men/women that he worked with and around.

Don was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. As Scoutmaster of Troop 57, he loved teaching his backcountry skills to the boy scouts on their camping trips and enjoyed seeing them be successful at Camp Wilson. He had a passion for Idaho’s great outdoors and loved to go 4-wheeling in the backcountry and especially loved the fall hunting trips with his children and grandchildren. Don had one other love, and that was the “cabin” nestled in the Pine/Featherville area. He would often say “awesome just awesome” as he would watch the seasons change and soak up the beauty of the mountains.

He is survived by his three children, Ray Corbus (Linda), Bud Corbus (Edie) of Mountain Home and Donna Young (Jay) of Kuna; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Don also had a very special Godson, Wayne (Jo) Mankins of Kettle Falls, Washington. Don is also survived by his brothers Jim Corbus, and Mike (Anita) Corbus. Finally, the Corbus Family would like to give a special thank you to Jamie, Brandi, and Bobbi of Treasure Valley Hospice.

There will be an informal gathering at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, for family and friends to visit and share stories in Don’s memory on June 29, 2018 at 3:00 to 4:30. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Lukes/Elmore Foundation LTCU Fund or Treasure Valley Hospice/Elmore Memorial Fund in Don’s name.