Jerry Dean Fowler, a lifelong resident of Burley, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at his home at the age of 67.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1942, in Burley, Idaho, the son of Orice Vern and Maxine LaFay Trammell Fowler. He received his education in Burley, graduating from Burley High School in 1961. While in high school, Jerry ran track and was the president of the FFA. He married Carol Ann Caldwell on April 22, 1965, in Burley. Together, they made their home in Burley, where Jerry and Carol have owned and operated rental homes throughout Burley. Jerry was a kind and generous landlord and loved his tenants.
At a young age, Jerry developed a love of animals. This passion led him in raising livestock and enjoying horses his entire life. He was a true horseman and was active in the Magic Valley Team Sorting Association and the Eastern Idaho Team Sorting Association. He spent countless hours with his horse buddies in training, riding and participating in the rodeo circuit.
He loved his family and was a wonderful provider for his wife, children and grandchildren. The grandchildren meant everything to him. He spent countless hours in raising pigs for their 4-H projects at the county fair and enjoyed seeing their many accomplishments. He was the best!
Jerry was a member of the Burley United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Burley Elks. He was supportive of high school sports and enjoyed attending the various sporting events at Burley High School. Our community will certainly feel the loss of this great and gentle man and the many contributions he made throughout this area.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Fowler of Burley; his children, Wade Fowler of Glendale, Arizona, Robert Dean Fowler and Jeffrey Allen (Victoria) Fowler all of Burley, and Holly (Rick) Arnell of Meridian; his mother, Maxine Mohrlang of Rupert; his siblings, Colleen Maricle of Soldotna, Alaska, and Ron (Jackie) Fowler of Great Falls, Montana; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the Burley United Methodist Church, 450 E. 27th St., with the Rev. Karen Puckett officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Friday at the church.