Ronald Eugene Barker
February 16, 1949 – August 10, 2019
Our Golfing buddy, Ronn Barker may be gone but his memory will continue with The First Tee of Idaho. He was a good friend and golfer. He will be missed on Tuesdays, Fridays and annual events when we all gathered for a few hours of competition and friendship. We will miss our friend and hope our donations will help youngsters enjoy golfing as much as Ronn did.
In Lieu of Flowers his friends request donations be made to The First Tee of Idaho.
Myron Bruce Tucker
On July 17, 2017, Myron Bruce Tucker of Boise, after shooting well under par, met his friends at the 19th hole and flew off into the sunset.
His 86 years of life were full of energy. There wasn’t a second that went by without the thought or action of doing something. It didn’t really matter what it was, he was always busy with a business, golf, aviation, upland bird hunting with good friends, training his dogs or camping, fishing, boating or water skiing with his family.
He served in the Air National Guard from 1949-52, called into active duty stateside during the Korean war.
He married Elaine Louise Thomas of Boise in 1955 and they celebrated 62 years of marriage. They are proud of their sons, Tod and Jeff, and daughter-in-law Karan.
After military service, he became a PGA Professional and entered the family business at the Plantation Golf Course. He enjoyed teaching and helping others honor the etiquette of the game and play well, especially kids in the junior golf program.
His first course design and construction, other than the Plantation, was an addition to the Cascade golf course. He went on to design and build Indian Lakes Golf Course. And then, it was his great privilege and honor, to design and construct, along with Jock Hewitt, the Spurwing Country Club. It is a lasting legacy of his love and devotion to the sport.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The First Tee of Idaho
John Marshall Lewis
John Marshall Lewis, 82 died peacefully at his home in Boise on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
In 1985, John married Kathleen Cosgrove in Sun Valley, a place they returned to often and created many treasured memories. John and Kathleen built a life together that celebrated family, friends, travel and experiences.
We will remember John’s love for his family, wry sense of humor, sartorial focus, and a commitment to any game or sport that allowed him to be with friends and build relationships. Crane Creek fit that bill and John relished his forty plus years of membership at the club, partaking in all the club had to offer. People would be surprised to know that in addition to his favorite sports of golf, tennis and downhill skiing, he was no stranger to duck hunting, fly fishing, waterskiing, rollerblading, biking and volleyball.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Tee of Idaho