Jon Dobbs

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Jon Lee Dobbs
November 9, 1945 - August 13, 2014
Jon Lee Dobbs, 68, died Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, in a Nampa care facility.
He leaves his wife of 48 years, Linda Berend Dobbs; his children, Jonny Eric Dobbs, Justin Lee Dobbs (and his wife, Rebekah Dobbs), and Jordawn Nilina Dobbs; his grandchildren, Christin Heart Dobbs, Liv True Dobbs, Sophie Leigh Dobbs, Hudson Lee Dobbs and Davis Deborah Dobbs; his neice, Darci Toskin, and nephew, James Dobbs. He is also survived by cousins, Bobbie Wilda, Janie Collins, Debi Foster; Terry and Jerry Beukelman; uncles, Jim Frazier and Curt Beukelman; one aunt, Bunny Dobbs, and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Dee Dobbs; mother, Margaret Frazier Dobbs; and brother, James Dee Dobbs.
Jon was a lifetime resident of Nampa. He met his wife in the 5th grade at Lone Star Elementary and married in 1966. While still in high school, Jon enjoyed participating in football and track, and although he was quite good in both, we suspect it was sometimes as much for the comradery of his teammates as for the sport, itself. Upon graduating from Nampa High, Jon followed in his father's footsteps, carving out a career in the auto industry, owning multiple dealerships over the past 50+ years. During that time, he earned the moniker, "Honest Jon," which clearly defined his approach to handling business transactions, as well as personal relationships.
Jon took great pride in his business and truly relished the friendships made during that time. Over the years, he built a strong reputation as a man of honesty and integrity, always putting the needs of others at the forefront of every decision. His easy-going demeanor and generosity quickly made him a pillar and well-respected member of the community, as evidenced by his past service as President for the Nampa Bulldog Boosters and the Idaho Automobile Dealers Association. However, a true cowboy at heart, Jon received his greatest satisfaction representing the Snake River Stampede as President of their Board of Directors. He also served in the Army Reserves.
When not at work. Jon spent his free time doting on the granddaughters. As their "chauffer," he spent countless hours doing what he loved best, driving the girls around to their various activities.
To know Jon, was to love him, and he'll always be fondly remembered by the multitude of people fortunate enough to call him friend and blessed enough to be his family.
At his request, there will be no services at this time. The family would like to encourage those who wish to honor Jon's memory, to consider donating in his name, to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047) or the preferred .
These final thoughts were lovingly written and shared with us today, by Jon's oldest granddaughter, Christin:
"A man of very few words, but always had the right words. You have been a best friend and a role model, doing anything for anyone and wanting nothing in return. I can not say enough times … "Thank-you." I can only hope I can someday be such a giving, loving and hard-working person, that you made look so easy. You will forever be a part of my life and who I am today."

Published in Idaho Press Tribune from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, 2014
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