Louis (Louie) Richard Jaca, 92, passed away June 30, 2019, in Nampa, Idaho.
Louie was born in McDermitt, Nevada on September 27, 1926 to Joe and Vicenta (Bea) Jaca. He attended school in McDermitt and Jordan Valley, Oregon, where he graduated in 1946.
After graduation he returned to McDermitt, remaining there until his health prompted him to reside in Nampa, Idaho.
Louie began driving in 1939 at the age of 13 and worked in the trucking industry with his father until Joe’s death in 1984.
Louie carried on the family business, running Jaca Truck Lines until he retired from his trucking career in 1992.
Louie continued to serve his clients and friends by hauling cargo with his diesel pickup and trailer. One of Louie’s favorite contributions was donating his services to the 4-H kids and their chaperones, transporting them to summer camp every year. He also hauled their livestock after the annual Labor Day sale.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Bea, sister Irene, and brother Jess.
He is survived by his sister Jacqueline Weber, his sister-in-law Aurelia Jaca, nieces Joyce (John) Williams, Jan (Dennis) Harvey, Kathi (Butch) Schaffeld, Lisa (Steve) Harvey, Robin (Shane) Evans and nephew Gary (Trina) Weber, several great and great-great nieces and nephews, aunt Benita Anderson, uncle Lazaro Mendieta, numerous cousins and friends, and his close friend Horacio Delatorre and family.
Services will be held Friday, July 26, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, 624 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, Idaho.
There will be a reception immediately following the services. A private burial will be held at a later date at the McDermitt Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.