Kermit Dean Squibb June 25,1930 – April 03,2021 Kermit Dean Squibb of Star ID. better known as Dean to those who knew and loved him, passed on Saturday April 3, 2021 in Meridian, ID. He was born June 25, 1930 in Marsland, NE to Effie and Kermit Squibb. He and his family headed west to Caldwell, ID when he was 10, where he met and married the mother of his 4 children just 6 short years later. Dean had a huge appetite for life! He loved with his whole heart, had the most wonderful sense of humor and always had a story, or a joke that he told with the most beautiful sparkling blue eyes. He loved to learn. He skipped two years in school and could often be found reading an encyclopedia out of his curiosity about everything. He was a big game player and played every game you could think of from board games to cards to horseshoes, to bowling, and he especially loved shooting pool. Lucky people got to play a wild game of spoons, pinochle, or marbles with him, but I remember hours and hours of chess and scrabble as well. Even after Alzheimer’s struck he continued working the Suduko & word search daily. He made the best hand cranked home made ice cream and could beat anyone at an ice cream eating contest! His real love after his God and his wonderful wife, OnaBeth, of 30 years, was music and especially playing it. Playing guitar in a band was so much fun for him. He played in a band all of his adult years at the Senior Center in Caldwell, in fact he played practically till the day he died. He especially loved playing with his brothers. Dean was the fourth of five boys and the last to pass. Those boys had so much fun together and a great love for one another. I imagine they are having a great time now that they are all reunited in heaven and I bet that there are some guitars, a base fiddle and even some drums involved. Would be wonderful to hear them play. Dean’s main career was as production manager at Sioux Veneer Panel company in Boise. On his free time he loved wood work. He made furniture, carved, created so many wonderful things, and delighted in giving them to loved ones. He was definitely a bright shining light who will be missed by so many. Dean was survived by his most loving and caring wife, OnaBeth. No one was ever cared for better or more lovingly than Dean by his amazing and devoted wife. Dean had four children with Betty Mae Ellison his first wife, Richard Dean (Carol), Michael Gene (Trudy), Patricia Lanae (Ron, deceased) His youngest child Suanne Lee passed away in October of 2014. Dean is survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. He also is survived by several step children and their families. “Dad, you sure crammed a whole lot of living in your 90 short years. You ran the race, you fought the good fight and now I’m sure you get to hear, “Well done my good and faithful servant” from our Heavenly Father. We will miss you terribly. There will no doubt be tears, but we will see you again! What a day of rejoicing that will be.” A celebration of life will be held for Dean at Caldwell Senior Center on June 19, 2021 from 2 – 4. In lieu of flowers, you may make a contribution to Life Spring Christian Church, 174. S Star Rd, Star ID 83669 or .
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