David Anthony “Mouse” Howell
He was very active in the Boy Scouts of America and received his Eagle Scout Award at age 12. At the time, he was the youngest Eagle Scout in the state of Idaho. He spent most of his summers at Camp Bradley as a staff member and later camp medic. He truly enjoyed Scouting and was always excited to participate in any scout related activity. His most recent scouting activities included helping his nephews build their Pinewood Derby Cars and going on the Webelos campout to Balanced Rock with his nephew, Jericho. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and most anything that kept him outdoors.
One of the things he really believed in was service to others. He served a mission for the LDS church from 1996-1998 in the Guayaquil, Ecuador South Mission, where he learned to speak Spanish and German. Upon his return to the US, he learned to speak several other languages, including Portuguese and Italian and would often volunteer to translate whenever and wherever he was needed. When his older sister was diagnosed with cancer, he spent days making hundreds of beaded earrings and hand drawn thoughts on note cards for her to give away to the other patients, so that they felt loved and cared for. He donated his time to helping others get things they needed, like blankets, books and extra clothes, and because of this was inducted as an honorary member of the Boise Native American Sweat Lodge.
Throughout his life, he worked as a paramedic, with various ambulance companies and with Life Flight, as a Jerome County Sherriff’s officer, a Jerome City volunteer firefighter, Jerome Search and Rescue volunteer, served as a mortician's apprentice and eventually settled into a job with the Shilo Sprinkler Company in Nampa.
He is survived by his parents; his maternal grandmother, Marjorie Jones; his siblings, Shawna Howell-Lemoine (Joseph) and Michelle Howell-Garey (Chase) of Jerome and Michael Howell (Lisa) of Twin Falls; Four nieces, Ariel , Ceridwyn (Cara), Abby and Alara and two nephews, Jericho and Tierleon (Tory); and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends.
A visitation will be held Tuesday evening, June 3, 2014, at Farnsworth Mortuary Chapel, 1343 South Lincoln, Jerome, where family and friends may call from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Wednesday June 4, 2014, in the Jerome LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 50 East 100 South, Jerome, with a visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Jerome Cemetery.