Roger Earl Yount, 74, of Emmett, Idaho, passed away on Sept. 6, 2013, at home. Roger was born in Cherokee, Okla., on July 22, 1939.
As the youngest of four children, Roger moved with his family to Boise, Idaho, when he was eight years old. He attended South Junior High and graduated from Boise High School. Then he attended Boise Junior College where he played defensive lineman during the 1958-59 undefeated year of the Junior College National Championship.
Roger married Nancy Kaye Smith Sept. 23, 1961 and ultimately obtained his electrical engineering degree from the University of Idaho in 1964. Throughout his career, Roger worked for General Electric and LeTourneau, then spent his last 20 years with Yanke Energy before retiring in 2003.
Roger will forever be remembered as a hardworking, compassionate, generous man of honor. He was the best husband and father anyone could ever hope to have.
Roger was predeceased by his parents Ira Ward and Ada Louise Yount; sisters Ramona Spicklemire and Rilla Hawkins; and great-granddaughter, Emily Angel Rose Langlois.
Roger was survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Nancy and their four daughters Kelli Rawson of Boise, Lisa Harman (Jesse) of Madison, Wisc., Kari Crisp of Emmett and Brooke Yount of Kennewick, Wash.; as well as 15 grandchildren Kristopher Rawson, Chelsi Hoch, Julia, Caeli, Johnny and Benny Harman, Andrew, Mattalyn, Sierra, Tyler and Roger Crisp, Aubrey, Raimey, Sydney and Ethyn Langlois; and great-granddaughters Seraph Langlois and Abigail Hoch. Roger is also survived by his brother Ira Minter Yount (Barbara) of San Antonio, Texas.
A memorial service will be held in his honor at the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at 6 p.m. Friends and family are asked to join Roger's wife and daughters immediately after the service for an open house celebration of his life at the Heritage Park Club House immediately following the service.