Kelly Joseph Rourick, 61, of Boise, died Friday, February 25, 2022, in a Meridian hospital, of natural causes.
Kelly was a man that people could admire and respect. He was honest, strong, and gentle with an open mind and heart. He always put others before his own. If you needed to talk he would listen. He would give you the clothes off his back or his last dime without a second thought. The people he came in contact with always left a mark on his heart that always made him want to do his best not to let them down. Tracy said “Kelly was my friend, companion, and soulmate who gave special meaning to my life. His love for family was endless without measure. We will forever treasure the time we had and will miss him beyond words.”
Kelly was born January 23, 1961, in Atlantic, Iowa, the son of Franklin J. and Nancy Ann Nelson Rourick. He spent his growing up years in Iowa before following family to Idaho where he loved and enjoyed the outdoor activities available to him.
He worked for many years as the director of procurement for Zamzows.
Kelly is survived by his wife of twenty years, Tracy; his children, Blake Rourick, Samantha Dessert and Ryan Shiffer, Tyler Rourick, Gracelyn Rourick and David Williams, and Ava Rourick; his grandchildren, Sunny Rose Shiffer and Weston Brady Shiffer. He also leaves behind his mother, Nancy; his mother-in-law and father-law, Ellen Jutsum, and Gary and Dorothy Franklin; brothers, sisters and in-laws, Tina Winchester, Patrick and Linda Rourick, Rebecca and George Siska, Timothy and Kim Rourick, Wayne Klyne, Shawn Chris Rourick, Thomas and Londa Rourick and Cory and Nate Bradley; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin and his sister, Terri Klyne.
Kellys wishes were not to have a funeral or wake. He will be cremated, and his ashes will be spread at one of his favorite Idaho locations on St. Patrick’s Day. The family will have a celebration of life that evening to raise a glass in his memory. Anyone who knew or loved him is welcome to do so wherever they may be in this world.
Memorials may be made in Kellys memory to The American Diabetes Association.