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Art, 86, passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2009, with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Cloverdale Funeral Home.
Art was born April 1, 1923, in Meridian, to Louise Hazel (Lawrence) and Arthur C. Bish. He was the youngest of seven children, five boys and two girls.
When Art was young the family moved to Marsing. He graduated from Marsing High School in 1941.
In 1944, Art enlisted in the Navy and worked in the engine room of the USS Norman Scott. His ship was fired on, wounding Art and killing the captain and 25 others.
On Sept. 20, 1946, Art married Alma R. Hurst (Scott) in Elko, Nev., and became stepfather to Alma's two sons, Vance and Byrle.
The family moved to Boise in 1948, where Art worked in the grocery business for several years. After the grocery business, Art and Alma had a business painting houses. Art also worked as a janitor at Borah High School in Boise, which he enjoyed.
Alma passed away on April 12, 1993, in Boise. Art met Jaye S. Bostrom in 1993 and they were married Aug. 1, 1997 at Winnemucca, Nev. Art and Jaye bought a home in Marsing in 1997, where they lived until Jaye's death on Nov. 22, 2007.
After Jaye's passing, Art moved to Hillcrest Assisted Living in Boise, where he made many friends and really loved to call at midnight for a cup of hot chocolate.
Art was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Louise; his brothers, Aubrey, Cecil and Orville; his sisters, Florence and Marie; his wife, Alma; his wife, Jaye; and his two stepsons, Vance and Byrle.
He is survived by his brother, W.L. "Jack"; his daughter-in-law, Kathy Olsen; his granddaughter and her husband, Kerri and Jamie Carmouche; his great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Lynn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
To share memories with the family please visit Art's memorial webpage online at CloverdaleFuneralHome.com.
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Jan. 1, 2010