Darren Ray Foutch age 54 of Nampa ID passed away Saturday October 29, 2022 with Jewel by his side at the University of Utah Medical Center. We are saddened to see him go but comforted to know that he can finally breathe freely again in the arms of Jesus.
Darren was born October 26, 1968 to James Sr & Frances Foutch. Darren grew up in California and Oklahoma. He excelled as a baseball pitcher in high school. He enlisted in the U.S. Army after high school graduation. He served in the Army Light Infantry Unit. His training and service took him to Panama and other places in the U.S.A. He was honorably discharged.
After the Army he went into the Construction business. Framing, concrete and building. This work took him to Russia for six weeks to build homes. Ray enjoyed telling others about that trip. When the economy went down and effected the construction business he tried his hand at other jobs like commercial window washing, semi truck driver and real estate.
While in the Army Darren’s mother became ill with cancer and passed away. This affected him deeply but the Lord used this sorrow to help lead Darren back to repentance. One day God got ahold of Darren’s attention. He came back to Jesus and lived for the Lord the rest of his life. Darren would tell all that receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost was the greatest thing that ever happened to him.
Darren married Jewel Fields on November 26, 2011. They were blessed with a miracle when their daughter Madisen Sweet Viola was born. She will always be his “Maddie Bear with the beautiful hair”.
All his life Darren enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He later began to enjoy precious metal detecting and coin collecting. But most of all he enjoyed reading his bible and listening to Christian gospel music.
He is survived by his wife Jewel and child Madisen. His brother James and sister-in-law Vicky Foutch. His brother-in-law Jerry Coover. His nephews Preston (Darion) Foutch, Chase (Lauren) Foutch and Jamie Coover. His nieces Jessica Callos and Brittany Coover.
He is preceded in death by his father James Foutch Sr & mother Frances Foutch and sister Tonya Coover.
Darren never met a stranger. He would talk your leg off if given a chance. Darren will be especially remembered for his boldness of inviting people to church and telling them about his testimony and how much Jesus did for him all his life.