McIntier passed away March 3
, 2018 following a long illness.
Daren was born June 26, 1934 in
to John Wayne and Rhoda Louise
(Hall) McIntier. Daren grew up in
joined the U.S. Air Force in November of 1951 where he served for 8 years. He
met the love of his life (Norma Hayes) and they were married in Eagle
on June 12
1954. While stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base, their first
daughter Pam was born. Following his military service, he went to work for
Mountain Bell. He worked for Mountain Bell, US West, and Quest for 40 years.
Daren started as a telephone installer and later worked in the radio shop. They
a time where their son Lance was born. They then lived in Mountain Home for 6
years where daughter Sandra was born. In 1965 they moved to
. Daren retired from
Quest in 1992 where he had worked as an engineer. Following his
retirement Daren did not like to sit still. He delivered parts for auto parts
stores and then delivered newspapers. Following that, he found a job he
really enjoyed, driving school bus for the
he did 15 years.
was very active in the Boise Elks Lodge #310. He went through the chairs and
was Exalted Ruler from 1987 to 1988. He also served as District
Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler. Daren spent many volunteer hours for various Elks
projects and recently was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award signed by the
President of the
. Another important time for Daren was
when he was asked to drive one of the buses to support the Olympic Torch Run for
the 1984 Olympic Games. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and he
enjoyed it immensely.
loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and being in the
mountains. He and Norma purchased property in Lowman where they spent many
enjoyable days for 20 years. Like a lot of people, they started camping using
tents and upgraded to a pickup camper and finally to a fifth wheel. He and
Norma belonged to a couple of RV travel clubs (the Wapitis and Traveling Hams).
One of the highlights of Daren’s life was being able to perform the weddings
for four of his grand children. Whatever he did, it must have worked
because they are all still married. Daren also enjoyed good food and
was an excellent cook. He was also a licensed ham radio operator
(call sign KB7GCA).
is survived by his wife Norma, his children Pam (Dennis) Lawson, Lance (Toni)
McIntier and Sandy McIntier, grand children Dustin (Dixie) McIntier, Heather
(Derek) Jackson, Brandon (Emily) McIntier, Shawn (Jessie) McIntier, Darryn
Shipley and 9 great grand children, Evan McIntier, Khami Williams,
Kiya Jackson, Keria Jackson, Hannah McIntier, Talyn McIntier, Josh McIntier, Taylor Curtis,
Isaiah Stewart. He is also survived by a brother Dennis McIntier and
sister Dawn (Kay) Thurman. He was preceded in death by a grandson
services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 8
Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel. A committal service with military
honors will follow 11 a.m. at the