Homer "Curly" Bullock
1923 ~ 2013
Homer "Curly" Bullock, 89, of Boise, ID, previously of Topock, AZ and Donnelly, ID, passed away on April 27, 2013 in the loving presence of his family.
Dad was born June 16, 1923 in Fremont, Nebraska. He and his brother grew up in Los Angeles. He graduated from John Marshall High, and married Delores Schonka in 1942. He had a son, Ronald in 1944 but divorced in 1945. He had joined the Coast Guard when WWII broke out and served on the Hunter Liggett, seeing action at Guadalcanal and the Pacific. Upon return to Los Angeles, he saw a girl he casually dated in high school and soon they could not stand to be apart. With her father's reluctant blessing, Curly married Phyllis Roche' in March 1947. They were the love and center of each other's lives for 66 years. They raised three children, Brand, Julia and Greg in Sunland, CA. Curly loved his family, and was active with Indian Guides, Cub and Boy Scouts. He taught us to camp, backpack, shoot, fish, and grow food. He instilled his love of fishing in Greg, Julia and Ron. He supported his family working in heating and air conditioning. He taught us a sense of adventure, work hard for what you want, great core values, and love of nature. We taught him patience and a small sense of humor. He and his wife built every house they lived in until they moved to Boise in 2005 to be near their daughter.
He leaves behind his wife, Phyllis; children, Ronald (Jeannette) of Redwood City, CA, Gregory of Bullhead City, AZ, and Julia (Cheryl Hudon) of Boise. He was preceded in death by his son, Brand and his faithful dog, Dusty. We will all miss him but know he is fishing on the "Eternal Golden Pond".
Special thanks to Dr. Tanabe and her team, as well as St. Luke's Cardiology Clinics and St. Luke's Hospice for the loving care they provided to dad.
Published in Idaho Statesman on May 1, 2013