Jimmie Lee Youmans, 62, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2009, surrounded by two sons, Brandon and Logan, and his loving wife, Christy, in Coeur d'Alene.
Jimmie was born to Thomas and Mary Youmans of Potlatch, Idaho, on July 28, 1947. He graduated from Potlatch High School in 1965. Directly after high school Jimmie was employed by Potlatch Corporation in Potlatch where his father was manager. In 1969 he enrolled in the Police Academy at Lewis and Clark State College.
While attending the Police Academy, Jimmie married Carolyn Scott in Moscow. Jimmie was employed as a patrolman for the Lewiston Police Department in 1970-71 and then moved to Moscow to join the Latah County Sheriff's Department in January of 1972. He left the department in 1975 and returned to Potlatch Corp. where he later became a check scaler. Before their divorce, Jimmie and Carolyn had two children - Shelby Shoemaker of Boise and Brandon Youmans of Moscow. In 1987, Jimmie reconnected with his soul mate and love of his life, Christy Cortright. They were married in 1989 and lived 20 happy years together.
In addition to his wife Christy of Athol, Idaho, Jimmie is survived by his sister, Francis and husband, LL Barrett, of Mississippi and brothers JO and wife, Rita Hartfield, of Mississippi, Glenn and wife, Nancy Youmans, of Washington, and Jerry Youmans of Idaho. Jimmie's children are Shelby Shoemaker of Boise and husband, Paul Shoemaker, of Moscow, Brandon and wife, Amber Youmans, of Moscow, Shay and husband, Mike Wells, of Texas, Cody and wife, Christina, of Oklahoma, and Logan Morris of Moscow. His stepsons are Arthur DuBose of Washington and Troy and wife, Laura DuBose, of Oregon. Jimmie also is survived by three grandsons and eight granddaughters (and another one on the way).
Jimmie was a volunteer for the Latah County Sheriff's Posse and thoroughly enjoyed the annual camping trips. Jimmie was a member of the local search and rescue team in both Idaho and Montana. Jimmie was an avid hunter and enjoyed archery, serving as District 3 director of the Idaho State Bow Hunter Association. He had a passion for horses and enjoyed many, many hours on horseback.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mary Youmans of Potlatch. Services celebrating Jimmie's life will be at Freeze Cemetery in Potlatch beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009. Memorials can be made to your favorite charity in Jimmie's name.