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John "Jack" Hull

July 16, 1935 — January 10, 2024


Jack Hull, age 88, passed away on January 10, 2024 in Gillette, Wyoming. Jack was born July 16, 1935 in Emmett, Idaho to John Mirl Hull and Beulah Bell Story Hull as the youngest of seven children.  He moved to Cascade at the age of 15 where he excelled in football and basketball and made many lifelong friends. He spent many days hitchhiking or riding his bike out to Scott Valley to work alongside his older brothers at the Hull Brothers’ sawmill. His first job was tending to the horses after they put in a day of work at the mill, but he eventually moved up to pulling green chain. In 1953, two weeks before high school graduation, he joined the Air Force. He was a radio operator and ran a teletype. His skill playing football enabled him to travel across Europe playing for the Air Force.  When he returned home, he accepted a football scholarship from The College of Idaho. He married Patricia Ann Hart in October 1958. Together they had four children, Cary, John, Cherie “Pie”, and Patty.  In 1959 he moved his growing family to Cascade. Once again, he was pulling green chain, but now for Boise Cascade. In 1967 he moved on to logging, and the family moved to Boise. He always put his family first, and when his logging jobs moved him to Atlanta or Idaho City in the summers, his family was in tow. The kids lived their best lives fishing, hunting, and playing in the woods, living in tents, campers, or cabins. In 1974, Boise Cascade moved them to Morgan City, Louisiana. Time was spent fishing in the gulf, absorbing a different landscape, and discovering new wildlife.  Three months later the family moved again, heading to Newcastle, Wyoming. The trek was made in a single cab truck with all six members of Jack’s family, plus their German Shepard. They spent two years exploring what eastern Wyoming had to offer. Hunting, exploring with metal detectors, and discovering old bottles were a favorite pastime. Upon returning to Boise, he stopped logging and started driving truck at the Boise Cascade container plant in Nampa. He and his wife, Patty, shared the love of fishing and BSU football, but sadly she passed away in 2000 from pancreatic cancer. After nearly 50 years with Boise Cascade, Jack retired in 2007. In retirement, he continued his hauling adventures transporting vehicles throughout the northwest with his nephew Butch. In 2015, he ran into an old friend from high school, Clydie Peterson. They married in 2017, and together moved back to Cascade. Jack had always considered Cascade to be home. He spent his time enjoying long drives in the mountains, fishing with his nephew Pat, eating Clydie’s homemade treats, supporting the Cascade Ramblers, and sitting on his front porch watching the wildlife and waiting to greet everyone.  Unfortunately, Clydie passed away in December 2021, and Jack moved out to Gillette, Wyoming a year later to be closer to his son John and family. He so thoroughly enjoyed hunting and fishing; it was a love he passed to John and close family friend Harrison McArthur. Jack had a passion for tending his enormous garden and fruit trees in Boise, dredging for gold any chance he could, helping with firewood, and conducting nightly phone calls with Cary discussing the most recent football game. Jack loved to reminisce on stories of working in the timber industry, hunting, and fishing. His loved ones and friends will never forget his ability to chuckle everything off, but they’ll remember Jack’s unconditional love for his family most of all. Jack is preceded in death by both parents; brothers Keith, Dick, Buck, and Jim; sisters Betty and Dorothy; wife Patty Hull; daughter Cherie “Pie” Hull; grandson Alec Jones; nephew Butch Hull; and wife Clydie Hull. Jack is survived by his sons Cary Hull and John (Debbie) Hull, and his daughter Patty Hull as well as 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The family will have a celebration of life later this spring/summer. A huge thank you to Primrose Retirement Community and Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette, Wyoming for outstanding care in the last year of his life.

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