Jerry Hihath (1946 - 2017)

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Jerry Lee Hihath, 70, left this world to be with the Lord on January 3, 2017. He passed at his home in Caldwell, Idaho while resting peacefully.
Born on January 30, 1946, and raised in the Treasure Valley, Jerry was the son of Floyd and Erma Hihath. Growing up he learned to love and serve God. His first and foremost love of the Lord guided all of his life, led him to serve and protect those around him all the days of his life, and provided the foundation for teaching and mentoring his family and friends.
Jerry always worked tirelessly and he truly enjoyed a rich and fulfilling life; he had a quick wit and was always ready to make joke or point out hilarity in the ordinary. During his youth, he spent much of his time working in the local orchards, learning carpentry, playing in the fields, hunting and fishing, and harassing his sisters. After graduating from Meridian High School in 1964, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Pre-med from Boise State. After college he joined the Army, and served a tour in Vietnam.
After returning home from the service, he began working full-time as a carpenter, and met his wife, Fran. Eventually Jerry went to work for Intermountain Gas Co. where he held a variety of positions ranging from Corrosion Technician to Safety Manager. After beginning work at Intermountain Gas, Jerry and his young family moved to their new home outside of Caldwell, where they lived for 33 years. He loved improving and caring for the home. After retiring from the gas company, Jerry continued to work as a corrosion consultant for Rust Not, and traveled the country providing cathodic protection services.
Jerry had a great many joys in life, including hunting, camping, ATV riding, working on his house, gardening, keeping cows, spending time with his family, and watching and guiding his children as they grew. He also enjoyed helping those around him, and was always willing to lend a hand to those who needed it. In recent years his greatest pleasure came from his adored grandkids, of which he had four: Sam, Joelle, and Gracelyn Weymouth and Skylar Hihath. And all of these joys were enhanced by his fellowship with the Lord, which was always front and center in his life.
Jerry is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Fran Harrison Hihath; daughter, Holly Weymouth and her husband, Ben; son, Josh Hihath and his wife, Sahar; four adored grandchildren; and five sisters: Bonnie and her husband, Roy Locklear, Wilma Garner, Faye Casebolt, Carol Stilson, and Judy Massing. He is preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers: Jim and Joe "William".
Jerry's life will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Monday, January 9th at the Meridian Friends Church, 1021 W. Pine in Meridian. A reception will follow at the church. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, 19463 Pride Ln. in Caldwell. A viewing for family and friends will be held on Sunday, January 8th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Accent Funeral Home, 1303 N. Main St. in Meridian. Remembrances may be left on Jerry's webpage at www.AccentFuneral.com.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2017
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