Ivan Guyer

Ivan Guyer, 70, of Nampa, Idaho, formerly of Weiser, Idaho, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at a group home in Nampa.
 A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel in Payette on Sunday, July 5, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Graveside services will be held at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Weiser on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel.
 Ivan was born April 9, 1950, to Wayne Ralph Guyer and Cecille (Spence) Guyer in Weiser, Idaho.
 Ivan was born with many obstacles which he overcame during his life. He had a brain hemorrhage prior to birth leaving him mentally and physically handicapped. He did not speak nor walk at the normal ages of children. His younger brother Garth talked for him.
 Our mom contributed his speaking to evangelist Billie Graham as he would sit and watch his sermons all the time and then decided to start talking.  
 Ivan was very resilient.  As a child he was lost in the woods overnight while huckleberry picking with his family. Later he was run over by a car while riding his bike. He survived cancer three times, as well as being hit by a car as an adult.
 Ivan was very civic oriented. He started the recycling program in Weiser, Idaho which was recognized by the Mayor with a citation of appreciation. He also was Idaho’s disability advocate of the year.
 He was a staple for the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Festival parade in Weiser, always finding a way to get his picture in the paper. If there was an event going on in Weiser Ivan was there.  
 Ivan lived in Boise, Idaho, Salem and Portland, Oregon, back to Weiser in 1987 where he resided with his parents until their passing.
 In 2002 Ivan moved into the apartments across from the courthouse and lived independently until he was hit by a car riding his three-wheel bicycle. At that point Ivan was placed in the nursing home in Weiser and later transferred to a nursing home in Payette.
 He later was placed at a group home in Payette, Idaho. After the closing of the home Ivan moved to  different group homes until finally settling in Nampa, Idaho administered by Ambitions of Idaho.
 Ivan is preceded in death by his mother, Cecille Guyer and father, Wayne Guyer.  
 Ivan is survived by his brother Garth Guyer and wife Chris in Farmington, Minnesota, brother Dean Guyer and wife Rhonda in Baker City, Oregon, brother Lynn Guyer and wife Sue in Cottonwood, Idaho. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.  
 Ivan’s brothers would like to extend their appreciation for the staff at Ambitions of Idaho in addition to the numerous folks who live in Weiser that provided love, support and embraced him for who he was.
 In lieu of flowers the family is asking that you make a donation to Shriners Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah or to your favorite charity.


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