Phillip Jackie “Jack” Coomer peacefully slipped to heaven in the comfort of his home on January 5, 2021. This was in true “Jack” form as he always did things in his own time. Jack was born July 19, 1938 to William L. and Emma F. Coomer in Laona, Wisconsin. He was the sixth of seven children. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Judy Coomer and daughters Cyndi (Dean) Smith, Millcreek, Utah, Angela (Mikel) Bishop, Boise, Idaho and Michelle Officer, Boise, Idaho. Jack is survived by two sisters, Beulah Wood, Twin Falls, Idaho and Emy Lou Volkers of Nampa, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his Father, Mother, two brothers, two sisters, numerous Aunts, Uncles, nephews, cousins and great friends.
Jacks family moved to Idaho from Wisconsin in 1940. Their family homesteaded in Peck, Idaho. Jack often told stories of investigating every inch of the land around their home from sunup to sundown. Jack was the proverbial younger brother. The mischievous little guy was loved dearly by his brothers and sisters.
Jack enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country for 3 years’ active duty and 3 years’ inactive duty. He served on the USS Boxer CVS-21 and worked as an air traffic controller when he was honorably discharged from the base in Annapolis, Maryland. Jack returned to Peck, Idaho to start his family. Jack married his beautiful wife Judy Baugh of Orofino on May 26, 1961. They moved to Boise, Idaho in December 1961. Jack and Judy raised their 3 daughters in Boise. Jack was always protective of his girls. He was the “rock” of the family. When big issues came about, it was always Dad that you went to. He was always calm and supportive, demonstrating unconditional love in its finest form. Jack was a remarkable husband and father, putting his family first, working hard and providing.
Jack was “Pop” to four grandchildren whom he loved dearly; Dylan Jackie Coomer, Ogden, Utah, Lukas Cole Coomer, Midvale, Utah, Isaiah Charles Officer, Boise, Idaho and Jacey Mikela Ray Bishop, Emmett, Idaho.
Jack worked in furniture sales and was well known and respected throughout the treasure valley for his salesmanship. Jack spent his last 25 years working at Parma Furniture before retiring in 2008. Jack developed many close friends and loved ones during his time in Parma.
During Jacks retirement, he and Judy enjoyed their escapades to Jackpot and Wendover. Lots of good times and happy memories were created. Jack and Judy also became parents to their beloved Rosie, a red toy poodle. Rosie was Jack’s baby girl. Jack was happiest at home surrounded by family with his precious Rosie on his lap.
Jack was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer August of 2011. He met his diagnosis head on with determination and poise. He bravely and valiantly beat it and was cancer free for 10 years. It was a happy celebration with each years’ clean bill of health. He was a hero in this battle.
The family wishes to thank the caring staff of Encompass Home Health for their efforts in making Jack comfortable at home.
Everyone is welcome to a visitation at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel on Thursday January 14, 2021 from 6pm to 8 pm. A graveside service for all will be held @ 2:00 pm at Dry Creek Cemetery on Friday, January 15, 2021. A livestream of the graveside is available at www.aldenwaggoner.com/jackcoomer