David Scott Freer
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David Scott Freer, age 40, of Mountain Home, Idaho passed away January 1, 2013 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Boise. David will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives he touched.
David was born on November 19, 1972 in Mountain Home, Idaho to Forrest and Carole Freer. He was the baby of the family and was lovingly called "baby Davy" in his younger years. He was a sports fan from a very early age and loved playing baseball and football among other sports. He loved the outdoors, both in the mountains and working the land on the Freer family farm in Mountain Home.
David graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1991 and went on to attend both Boise State University and the University of Idaho. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics. While at U of I, David forged several lifelong friendships with his Delta Chi fraternity brothers.
David had an incredibly positive zest for life and an infectious laugh that will always be remembered by those who knew him. He had great passion for farming and youth sports. His impact on the Elmore County Youth Baseball program will live on for years to come. David never shied away from hard work and had great values and ethics, a rare quality in the world today. David was selfless and generous with his time, money and enthusiasm.
David was an amazing father to his boys, Ethan, Russell and Henry as well as his step-son, Tanner who he loved as his own. To David being a good father was not something he talked about but something he lived each and every moment of each day. Raising his sons to be the best men they can be was David's primary purpose and brought him the greatest joy in life. David was an avid sports fan and taught the principals of being a good sportsman. David was in his element as the President of the Elmore County Youth Baseball League, where his natural leadership ability shined as he helped bolster the League to provide an effective program for kids in the community to have fun and learn the values of good sportsmanship, teamwork and friendship.
David is survived by his wife Amber Freer and four sons Tanner, Ethan, Russell and Henry, his father Forrest and wife Shirley Freer, mother Carole and husband Lynn Evenson. His brothers Bryan, Mark, Todd and their wives Jeanne, Cher and Autumn in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and countless other friends and family. His absence in their lives and in the community leaves a void that can never be filled.
A memorial for David will be held on Friday January 11 from 3-5pm at the Elks Lodge in Mtn. Home, Idaho located at 325 S. Third Street. The memorial will be an informal gathering to share stories and memories of this great man. An after party from 6:00PM until close will commence at Curley's Sport Bar located at 124 East Jackson Street for friends and family. A memorial account has been established at KeyBank for those who have expressed a desire to contribute to his boy's future.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Jan. 10, 2013