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Butch Newhouse

October 5, 1940 — July 11, 2021

On Sunday, July 11, 2021, Galen Boyd “Butch” Newhouse, loving father of 3 children, grandpa of 10, and a pilot with a passion for friendships and life passed away at the age of 80. Butch was born on Oct. 5, 1940 in Rupert, ID to Fred and Verda Newhouse. He received his pilots license at the age of 16 and earned over 20,000 recorded flight hours. He also received a BA in business administration at College of Idaho. He owned and operated several car dealerships and was an avid pilot and later engaged in aircraft sales, spending most of his time at the Caldwell airport. Boyd was married to Marilyn Lindbloom for 24 years and they raised 3 children, Janey (Smith)-California, 56, Jason 54-Twin Falls ID and John 51-Twin Falls ID Newhouse. BUTCH had a passion for adventure teaching his kids and others how to have fun to include, boating, waterskiing, sailing, snow skiing, go-kart racing, motorcycle riding and mostly spending time with friends. He was known for his quick wit, love of airplanes and spending time with fellow pilots in his hangar. Butch was preceded in death by his father Fred and mother Verda and sister La Keta. He is survived by his 3 children, Janey, Jason and John, grandchildren, Brooks, Jeremy, Beau, Jake, Hannah, Halle, Nick, Mason, Makena and Kylie, his brother Monte, sister Shana, and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held in McCall Idaho at the McCall Cemetery at 1pm on July 24, 2021 with a gathering to celebrate his life, immediately following at the Yacht Club in McCall, where he spent millions of dollars (lol) and hours! Please join us in celebrating his life! In lieu of flowers feel free to donate to your local Jr. FLIGHT CLUB scholarship fund at this link
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Saturday, July 24, 2021

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