Boise, ID/Phuket, Thailand - Vernon D. “Vern” McCready, 63, died of natural causes on June 24, 2018 in Phuket, Thailand where he recently retired to in January. He was born on January 3, 1955 in Kennewick WA, the son of Leroy and Lovena “Lee” (Mangles) McCready.
After graduating from Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and completed his service at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Washington.
After several successful years in different service professions, Vern found his true calling of becoming a physician assistant and returned to school. He attended Boise State University, transferring to and graduating from University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle in 1994. After serving a couple of years on the Washington coast as a rural physician, he returned to Boise. He retired at the end of 2017 from Terry Reilly Health Services in Nampa, Idaho.
Throughout his years in Boise he was passionate about skiing and active on Ski Patrol at Bogus Basin, until his knees couldn’t take the abuse any longer. He had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel. After retiring to Thailand, he became a certified scuba diver and went often. He was looking forward to family and friends visiting so he could share this newly found passion with them.
He is survived by his partner Pinpaka “Al”, of Boise; his sons, Patrick (Jessica) McCready, of Denver, CO and Jeremiah “JJ” (Kelly) Bradymire, of San Angelo, TX; granddaughters, Cassia and Kiyari McCready; and sister Janet (Pam Peacock) Johnson of Madison, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert McCready, and sister Diann McCready.
There will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Veteran’s Shelter at Veterans Memorial Park, 930 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise.
Memorials are preferred to The American Heart Association or The Alzheimer’s Association.