Jerry `Urvie LaMonte' Rayne, 53, of Nampa, died suddenly of
a heart attack, Thursday, Feb. 8, 1990, at Winnemucca, Nev.,
while on a cattle buying trip.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14,
at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Interment will
be at the Middleton Cemetery.
was born Oct. 28, 1936, at Caldwell, the son of Ansel and
Pearl Rayne. He was raised in the Middleton area where
he attended school. He married Sherri L. Troyer at
Winnemucca, Nev., Sept. 19, 1980.
Country music was a love of Jerry's, starting at the early
age of 16. He went on to become a well known country
music singer, musician and entertainer, most recently
playing under the name of "Rayne Country." Jerry
toured most of the western states for several years with his
band entertaining at the Holiday Inns. He has backed
up many western greats including, Jim Reeves, Waylon
Jennings, Charlie Pride and Big Jim DeNoon. There is
no one who has heard Jerry sing that will ever forget his
In recent years, Jerry has
been heavily involved in the cattle and horse buying
business. He was owner-operator of Rayne & Seal which
has been in business in the Nampa area for the past 25
Jerry was a member of the Nampa
Eagles and the Nampa Moose Lodge. Those of us
privileged to have known him will agree that Jerry was
indeed a "True Country Gentleman."
Jerry is survived by his wife Sherri L.; two sons and
daughters-in-law, Jerry Lee and Julie Rayne and Kenny and
Jackie Sessions Rayne; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and
Don Sprattley; six step-children, Kym and Chuck Crouch,
Pamela and Marty Crouch, Steve Troyer, Kenny and Vonita
Troyer, Ellen and John Taknen and Rayleen and Jimmy McDaniel
and 15 grandchildren.
He also leaves
five brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Louise Rayne, Bob
and Ruth Rayne, Tommy and Bobbi Rayne, Ted and Wanda Rayne
and Jim and Jean Rayne; four sisters and brothers-in-law,
Ardith and Clair Tepfer, Marilynn Young, Cheryl and Richard
Williams and Sandy and Jerry Watson, his mother-in-law,
Thelma Brahms and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Randy,
and three sisters, June and Ellen Rayne and Shirley Ward.
Friends may call at the Dakan Funeral
Chapel in Caldwell from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Rayne & Seal's offices will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Thereafter, the business will continue as usual.