Jack Toothman, 88, of Eagle, Idaho, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in his home.
Jack was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, son of Jack Toothman and Eileen Duecy. He was raised and educated in Hazelton (Greenwood), Idaho. He began his hard-work ethic at 15 carrying sacks of potatoes on his shoulders. He married Joyce Seal in 1949 and had three children: Jim, Jana and Tammie. They moved to Kingdom City, Mo., for three years and settled in Ketchum, Idaho, in 1956. He worked as a bellboy and carpenter for Sun Valley Co. Jack and Joyce were later divorced.
Jack married the love of his life, Wanda Worthington, in 1963. Wanda had three children: Denise, Sandy and Teresa. At that time, Jack worked on the ski lift and cut cordwood for Sun Valley and local residents. He began logging in 1969, and he logged and spent much time in Featherville, Idaho, Alaska and all over the Pacific Northwest. When he wasn’t working hard, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a true woodsman and loved being in the timber. He enjoyed his family more than anything else.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Eileen, and his sister, Kay Williams, of New Meadows, Idaho. Survivors include his wife, Wanda, and his children, Jim and wife Connee Toothman of Boise, daughter Jana Toothman of Boise and daughter Tammie and husband Bill Yacomella of Challis; and Wanda’s children, Denise and husband Rick Wilson of Boise, Sandy and husband Tim Cady of Hailey and Teresa Williams of Hollister, Idaho. He also leaves behind his brother, Pat Duecy, and wife Paddy and their daughter Erin, son Luke and daughter Kate; eight grandchildren, Justin, Brad, Chris, Jeremiah, Naomi, Nick, Lindsay and Patrina and great-grandchildren Jackson, Jubal, Jasper, Grady, Ananya, Gregory, Alex, Cainin, Roy and Miss Willow Wilson.
Memorial Services will be on Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. at Summers Funeral Home, 3629 E. Ustick Road in Meridian, Idaho.