Terry Albert Hummel, 78, of Kuna, ID passed away peacefully on December 7th, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Terry grew up in both Regina, Saskatchewan, and Bakersfield, CA. After high school, Terry joined the US Navy where he was a Dental Technician achieving the rank of a third-class petty officer stationed in Pearl Harbor, HI, and Okinawa, Japan. Upon his honorable discharge in 1965 Terry returned to Bakersfield where he used his G.I. Bill to attend Bakersfield Junior College.In 1967 Terry married the love of his life, Jill Kristin Adams of Bakersfield. They would be happily married for 54 years. In 1968 the couple moved to Moscow, ID so that Terry could complete his degree at the University of Idaho. After obtaining his B.A. in History Terry was accepted to the U of I law school. On the same day of acceptance, he learned he was going to be a daddy and quickly decided to put law school on hold in favor of finding a job to support his family. Soon thereafter Terry and Jill moved south to the Treasure Valley where Terry worked three jobs, which included student teaching at Borah High School in the summer of 1970. By the Fall of 1970, they moved back up to North Idaho where Terry was hired by the Idaho State Probation and Parole in Lewiston and their first child Susan was born. Their second child Aaron was born in 1972. In the summer of 1974, Terry would make the jump to Federal Probation and Parole and move the family south to Pocatello. In 1976 the family would relocate to Boise where Terry would work until his retirement as Idaho’s Chief Federal Probation Officer in 1995. Following retirement, Terry was able to return to his passion for the ocean by selling the family home and purchasing a 33 foot Hans Christian sailboat (Syringa) on which the couple would spend the next five years sailing. After a shakedown cruise to Alaska, they sailed south and eventually through the Panama Canal. They would then spend the next few years sailing around Central America and up and down the east coast of the United States. They would swallow the anchor and sell the vessel in Daytona Beach, FL in favor of purchasing a home in Bellingham, WA. That allowed them to purchase and moor a 36′ Rawson trawler (White Fox) in Squalicum Harbor. White Fox would allow for short voyages up to Canada and in the Puget Sound as well as pleasure cruises with the grandchildren. In 2016 they would move back to Boise to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Terry will be dearly missed and always remembered. Terry was predeceased by his cherished grandad John Metheny Alexander of Regina, Saskatchewan, and brother Allen Hummel of Yucaipa, CA. He is survived by his wife Jill Kristen Hummel, brother Andy Hummel, sister Margaret Frieson, daughter Susan (Nate) Calvin, son Aaron (Amy) Hummel, grandsons Austin (Kaitlin) and Jaxon Hummel, granddaughters Hannah and Kennedy Calvin, granddaughter Chloe Hummel, and great-granddaughter Brinley Hummel. A celebration of Terry’s life will be held on June 4, 2022, in Eagle, ID.
Sorry you had to leave us so soon, dear friend. Hope you and David are sailing the emerald seas of Heaven. I’m looking forward to being with y’all when The Lord comes for me. When Jill is ready, I promise to take her back to the Salish Sea for ‘our’ healing trip. We all miss you Terry and are so happy you are pain free now.
Such a sweet and honorable man that gave the best hugs!! We will miss you Terry !!
A friend for the ages…