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Information for Jerry Urvie LaMonte Rayne

28 October 1936 - 8 February 1990

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

February 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Jerry Rayne

       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.
    Jerry 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 voice.
    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 years.
    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.


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