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David Powell

August 19, 1953 ~ June 14, 2022 (age 68)


On August 19, 1953, David Bruce Powell made his entrance into the world.  Born to Lois Mae and Emerson Powell in Great Falls, Montana.  He was their only son and sibling to his older sister Sandra who was delighted to have a baby brother, later a beautiful sister Eda was added to the Powell family.  

The Powell family lived in various towns in Montana including Chinook, Round-up, and Glendive, before settling in Mountain Home, Idaho, in 1959.  Dave’s early childhood highlights were visiting his cousins in Chinook at the family ranch for the summer.

Dave attended Mountain Home High School where he excelled at academics and track and field.  His ambition was to fly jets for the Navy and he applied to and was accepted at the Naval Academy. Fresh out of high school in small-town USA, he moved to Annapolis, Maryland for a new adventure.  Due to a vision problem that developed Dave was unable to fulfill his dream of flying.

He moved back to Idaho and began his schooling at BSU.  Dave met his wife at the Assembly of God Church in Mountain Home where they eventually married on June 11, 1977. Dave was 23 and Teresa 18.  Dave and Teresa were blessed with a son Brandon in 1982 and a daughter Kevra in 1984.

Dave began working for Idaho Power in their IT department and thrived in all things computer related.  He later worked at Boise Cascade where he retired.

Dave raised his family in Idaho where they enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping.  His favorite vacation spot was the Oregon Coast where the family went every summer. Dave loved his kids and expressed it through coaching them in sports, providing and praying for them. He talked and watched hours of football and basketball with Brandon, including trips to see professional games. He loved teaching Kevra to throw a baseball and cast fishing line.

Dave was a devoted husband who will be missed beyond words.  He had a living relationship with Yeshua (Jesus) and had a desire to go to Israel where his Messiah walked.  Worship songs touched him deeply and he wasn’t afraid to share with others Yeshua’s transforming power in his own life.

Dave loved to joke with people. Whatever he put his hand to, he did well, from tennis, to fixing things, to configuring computers, to driving his sports car way too fast.

The impact of one life on so many is profound.  May we make the most of each day and love lavishly those God has given us.  Where we stumble, to be humble and ask forgiveness.  Life is short and a precious gift from our Heavenly Father.

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Graveside Service
June 29, 2022

11:00 AM
Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens
4225 E. Fairview
Meridian, ID 83642

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