Donna Rider Bos peacefully went to be with The Lord on Oct. 30, 2016, after spending the afternoon visiting with her husband and two of her sisters. She was born in Farragut, Idaho, to Larry and Helen Rider on Aug. 21, 1943. Her Dad was going to Navy Basic Training at the Farragut Naval Training Station at the time. She was the oldest of their six children. Donna graduated from Manhattan High School and then married Gary Bos on Dec. 28, 1962. She is survived by her husband of Belgrade, her daughter, Lisa Bos, of Everett, Washington and Lisa's children; Marcus, Samm, Matthew, Baylee, and Justice and three great-grandchildren Matthew, Alana Marie and Amerie as well as her son, John Bos (Jennifer) and their children Jesse, Hunter and Logan of Belgrade. In addition, she is survived by her sisters and brother, Victoria Ellison, Carolyn Maddox, Diane Rider, Theresa Johnson, and Bill Rider; as well as many relatives. Her son, Robbie, and her parents preceded her in death.
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Donna was a Christian and believed in the grace given to her by Jesus Christ. In our hearts we know that God welcomed her to heaven and said, ""Well done, good and faithful servant!"" as she truly had a heart for serving others. She was known for her kindness and her willingness to help anyone who needed an encouraging word, a warm meal, clothing, or a place to stay whether it was for a night or for an extended period of time that might last weeks or even months. Donna was devoted to her children and grandchildren and took every opportunity to spend time with them and have them at her house for her homemade delicious meals and celebrations.
Donna was a quilter who skillfully quilted with passion and prayer! She made beautiful quilts for special birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, marriages, births, or just because God told her that someone needed a quilt. If you were the lucky recipient of one of her quilts, you would know that it was custom-made with you in mind as she would search and gather just the right fabric to match your hobbies or favorite themes. Most of all, the beautiful thing about her quilting was that she prayed for whomever she was giving it to as she made their quilt.
Donna will be greatly missed by her loving family and many many friends that she made throughout her life.
Graveside services will be held Friday, Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m. at Hills Cemetery (South of Churchill). Memorial services will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Manhattan Christian Reformed Church. If Donna made you a quilt, you are asked to bring it with you.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
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Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Nov. 2, 2016