Dr. Jeffrey David Fields
September 26, 1974 - June 10, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey David Fields, of Boise, Idaho, passed away on June 10, 2013.
He was born on September 26, 1974 in Muncie, Indiana to parents Cynthia and David Fields. After graduating from Wapahani High School, Jeff attended the Air Force Academy for 3 years and then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame in 1998. He also earned a minor in sculpture art. Jeff received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2004. He completed both his Family Medicine residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship in Indianapolis, IN.
He has worked with the Indianapolis Colts, the Mixed Martial Arts circuit, and served as team physician for Marian University and several high school sports teams. He provided family and sports medicine care to residents of the Treasure Valley at St. Luke's Capital City Family Medicine.
Jeff and his family moved to Boise in 2010 for their tremendous love of the outdoors. As an accomplished athlete and outdoorsman, Jeff could often be found biking in the Boise foothills, skiing at Bogus Basin, exercising in his garage, and camping in the Idaho wilderness with his family. He also greatly enjoyed traveling and exploring cultures, cuisine, and vistas around the world.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Dr. Helen Jia-Ru Kuo, and daughters Scarlet Yi-An Fields (age 3), Naomi Yi-Jia Fields (age 2), and a baby daughter due in October; parents Cynthia and David Fields; and sister Cortney Coombs.
A local ceremony celebrating Jeff's life will be held in Boise this Saturday, June 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Municipal Park, #2 Chestnut Picnic Site, 500 S. Walnut St. Another ceremony will be held in his hometown of Selma, Indiana on Saturday, June 22.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any contributions be given to his childrens' college fund. Please send checks payable to Helen Kuo, PO Box 767, Boise, ID 83701
Published in Idaho Statesman on June 14, 2013