Donald Freeman

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Donald Ray Freeman
Don was born on May 13, 1938 in Stockton, California. His family later moved to Parma, Idaho in 1941. Don graduated from Parma High School, and attended college at the University of Idaho and Boise State University. After attending College, Don met the love of his life, Carolyn Allen. They were married in Caldwell, Idaho in 1959 and had four children: Marty Freeman (Kim), Staci Freeman, Shannon Freeman and Shawna Glover (Scott).
Don and his family moved to Nampa, Idaho where he began working for H.H. Keim Company, as a sales manager. He worked many years at Keims until the business closed down. He later worked for Dan Weibold Ford until his retirement in 2000. After retirement, Don could not sit still and went to work for his daughter, Staci as a Bailbondsman. He worked for Staci's Bail bonds until his health failed.
Don's greatest joys were coaching his son in football, and playing shortstop for the Nampa Clippers. He had a natural talent and love for playing baseball and could have made it as a pro if it were not for knee injuries. He continued to love sports and play golf with many of his buddies. Coaching Basketball for the church brought him much joy.
There were many fun times with family and friends: camping, motorcycling, fishing, golfing, and traveling. Don enjoyed his family and his grandchildren. He loved all the family gatherings and special holidays.
The family would like to give special thanks to our wonderful mother and sister Shannon for the loving care they gave our father for the past seven years. Dad always said "mom is the best nurse ever". Being a caretaker is not an easy job. Mom and Shannon granted our father's wish to be at home.
Don is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his son Marty of Caldwell, ID; daughters: Staci of Nampa, ID, Shannon of Nampa, ID, and Shawna of Troutdale, OR; 10 grandchildren: Ryker, Ashley, Sean, Chelsey, Brittany, Cory, Cody, Tara, Trever and Seth; and 12 great-grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 29 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 927 Ruth Lane, Nampa, ID. Arrangements are under the direction of Zeyer Funeral Chapel, where an online guest book is available at zeyerfuneralchapel.com.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 27, 2016