John David Loughrey


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John David Loughrey

December 22nd, 1935 - December 4th, 2017


John David Loughrey
December 22, 1935 – December 4, 2017
John was born Dec 22,1935, in Morton MN.  He was the oldest of four born to Lawrence W and Lucille E Howe Loughery.  The family spent the early years traveling and finally settled in the Shasta CA area where he graduated high school and serve a time in the Army. He met Joanne Marie Jackling at church and after 4 months of dating they were married Feb 14, 1964.  They started their family in CA and then moved to Idaho settling in Weiser in 1966.  They were blessed with 5 children and loved by many more.  While the family was growing up he became a journeyman electrician and after all were grown he traveled all over the Northwest and Midwest working in construction.  After a few jobs he got a travel trailer and took Joanne with him.  His last job was the Wauna papermill near Clatskanie, OR.  They loved the area so much they retired to the little town of Westport, OR where he stayed busy working in his beloved church and making sure the neighborhood children had bikes to ride.  He is preceded in death by his parents and brother.  He is survived by his wife of almost 54 years Joanne, his five children:  Johnna Russell of Payette, ID, Joe Loughrey of Weiser, ID, Joanette (Robert) Daniels of Fruitland, ID, Juliana Loughrey of Boise, ID, Jerry Loughrey of Caldwell, ID, 7 grandkids 8 great grandkids, 2 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews
There will be a celebration of life held at the Payette Kiwanis park June 16, 2018 12:30pm to 4:30pm.  It is a potluck bbq with the family supplying the meat.  Come share memories laughter and tears as we say good bye.