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Dugger, Barbara Lee - Boise  
Barbara Lee Stone Dugger 1934 ~ 2016 Barbara was born January 31, 1934 in Caldwell, Idaho to Lee and Ethel Stone. She graduated from Caldwell High School in 1952. She married Don Dugger on August 3, 1953 in Caldwell. She was very involved in bowling for over 50 years at Westy's, being secretary of three leagues. She served as secretary and treasurer of the Ada County Bowling Council for 10 years. She was also president of the Hall of Fame for eight years. She was inducted into the Boise Women's Hall of Fame in February 1986. Barbara made many lifelong friends. We wish to thank all of the St. Al's Hospice team who helped take care of her, especially Carol, Loma, and Wendy, and to her longtime friend, Dr. Nicholas Hunt. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, two nieces and one nephew. She leaves behind her husband of 62 years and her best loved devoted friend, Scooby; children, Steve (Dode) Dugger, Craig (Nora) Dugger, Pam (Jeff) Casey and Chris Rawlins; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation in Barbara's name to the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St., Boise, ID 83705 or to your favorite charity. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 N. Latah St., Boise. A reception will immediately follow from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will take place at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.
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Published in Idaho Statesman on May 31, 2016
Kinney, Jerry F. - Boise  
Jerry F. Kinney, 78, of Mountain Home, passed away on Monday, Oct 19, 2015. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at The Idaho State Veteran's Cemetery, 10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd., at 11:00 am.
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Published in Idaho Statesman on May 31, 2016

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Rucker, Karl Daniel - Caldwell  
Karl Daniel Rucker, 82, of Caldwell, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at home of natural causes. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016 at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, followed by a celebration of life at Purple Sage Golf Course, 151292 Purple Sage Road, Caldwell. Condolences may be shared at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.
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Published in Idaho Statesman on May 30, 2016

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Allen, Bobby - Caldwell  
Bobby "Bob" Dale Allen 1938 - 2016 Bob D. Allen, 78, of Caldwell, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at home, due to complications from cancer. He was surrounded by family at the time of his death. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell. Bob was born April 25, 1938 in Caldwell, to Mary and Joe Allen of Greenleaf, Idaho. As a young man, he worked the family farm and was a member of the Idaho National Guard. He graduated from Wilder High School in 1956, after which he worked at Kings Variety, Martin Wholesale and then Idaho Candy Company for the next 34 years. Bob enjoyed the outdoors: camping, fishing, and hunting. He loved his garden and shared its wealth with many. He was an avid bowler, making it into the Caldwell USBCA Hall of Fame in 2009. Bob married Betty York in 1965 at the First Methodist Church in Caldwell. They surrounded themselves with many good friends and family through the next 51 years of marriage. The "Candy Man" will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his wife, Betty; three sons: Bruce (Karen), Mike (Pepper) and Jeff, and daughter, Christy (Brent); his brother, Don (Alberta) and sister, Anna Bick, as well as nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a step-mother, Ethelyn; and older brother, Bill. Friends and family are invited to gather at the Caldwell Elks Lodge following the service. The family would like to thank the caregivers of Legacy Hospice and St. Al's Cancer Center for their help and support. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to The Elks Rehabilitation Center. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com .
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Published in Idaho Statesman on May 29, 2016
Bettinger, Patricia Anne - Meridian  
Patricia Anne Bettinger 1933 - 2016 Patricia Anne Bettinger, 82, of Meridian died on Sunday, May 22, 2016. On Saturday, June 4th a Rosary will be held for Pat at 9:00 AM and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, both at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 6300 N. Meridian Road, Meridian. Father John Legerski will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Dry Creek Cemetery. On September 17, 1933, Benjamin and Dorothy Hallihan Luckas of Garden City, Long Island, welcomed their middle child and only daughter, Patricia Anne, into the world. She joined her older brother, William and, later, her younger, brother, Bob joined the family. Pat graduated from Syosset, New York's Our Lady of Mercy Academy, a member of the Class of 1950. She worked at Doubleday Publishing Company and, on September 20, 1952, married the love of her life, Jim Bettinger. God blessed this devoted partnership, friendship and eternal love with 14 children, 7 girls and 7 boys: Anne Rexroat (Dave and Tim, both deceased), Michael (Lynn), Mary Bishop (Keith), Dorothy Rexroat (Chris), Sharon Corbin, Gerard (Leslie), Jim, Patricia Kaufman (Fritz), Joseph (Beth), John (Tammy), Teresa Mason (Carlas), Richard, Linda Farias (Marc) and Matthew. Mother devoted her life to raising hard-working, independent people of integrity, compassion and faith. She taught us best by her own example. Dad passed away in 1991, and Mother lived independently for 23 years until her health declined. She was a faithful follower and servant of Christ, and active in Holy Apostles Catholic Church (formerly St. Matthew's in Eagle). Mom was preceded in death by her husband and life partner Jim, her parents, two brothers, and her sons-in-law, Dave Sprute and Timothy Rexroat. She is survived by all 14 of her children and their spouses, 36 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Heaven gained an angel and Mom got her wings. Mom, you are free of life's burdens and reunited with those you love. Thank you for all you did in God's service, and all you did and will continue to do watching over and guiding us. We love you more than words can say. Remembrances may be left for the family online at www.AccentFuneral.com . Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian.
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Published in Idaho Statesman from May 28 to May 29, 2016
Bowne, Maxine Olesen - Meridian  
Maxine Olesen Bowne March 25, 1927 - May 23, 2016 Maxine Bowne, 89, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016, of natural causes. On March 25, 1927, in Notus, Idaho, Maxine Loree Olesen was born to her parents, Bertha Ellen (Rigley) and Peter Scott Olesen joining her 2 year-old sister, Patria Jean Olesen, to complete their family. The family soon thereafter moved from Notus to Middleton and then eventually settled in Caldwell. Maxine attended Lincoln Grade School and Caldwell High School. While in high school, she met Jack Clement. They married right out of high school and had 4 children over the next nine years: Jacqueline, Scott, Michael and Candace. Maxine and Jack were divorced and Maxine then married Bill Bowne in 1961. Maxine and Bill completed their family with son, Bart. A conscientious and hard worker her whole life, Maxine's employment history dates back to her high school days with jobs at Todd's Ice Cream parlor, the local movie theater and the Caldwell Drug Store. After working as a homemaker, Maxine worked at the Caldwell Public Library and attended the College of Idaho. She later worked at the Family Medical Clinic for 25 years. Maxine studied and obtained her Real Estate license and sold real estate in the Treasure Valley. Her last job before retiring was with Gary Lasher Construction. Maxine loved her school friends and faithfully attended high school reunions. The last one she attended, her 60th, brought her great joy. She was a great friend to her fellow classmates and forged deep and lasting friendships. Maxine is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline Clement and Candace (Steve) Clement-Warne; her sons, Scott (Leslie) Clement, Michael (Malcom Askew) Clement, and Barton (Lisa) Bowne; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; her sister, Patria (Charles) Kerrick, and loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Bertha Olesen; her husband, Bill Bowne; and her former in-laws, Roy and Helen Clement, Louise Pamperien, and Ray Bowne. Maxine was very artistic and loved designing and decorating her houses, especially with plants, to create warm and inviting homes. She was very accepting of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and walks of life. Maxine loved unconditionally. Her greatest joys in life were the times spent at her vacation home in Cascade, Idaho, surrounded by family, food, laughter and love. There will be a celebration of Maxine's life on Thursday, June 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the C.V. Peckham Community Center (next door to Dakan Funeral Chapel) in Caldwell, Idaho. Condolences may be shared at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com . In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or to the ALS Association, PO Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007.
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Published in Idaho Statesman on May 29, 2016
Childs, Frank Charles - Boise  
Frank C. Childs 1948 - 2016 Frank Charles Childs was born in Boise, Idaho on December 18, 1948 and passed away on May 1, 2016. He was the son of Jack F. Childs and Dorothy Luscombe Childs. Frank's parents divorced when Frank was four years old. He attended Ustick and Cloverdale elementary schools in Boise, Idaho. When Frank was 12, he moved with his mother to Scottsdale, AZ then they later moved to Oakland, CA where he graduated high school. Frank joined the Navy when he was 18 in Oakland, CA and served in the military for six years. He became a Navy Seal frogman and served four tours of duty on a submarine. During a severe storm, he helped rescue people from a sinking ship in the Atlantic Ocean. As a frogman diver, he was assigned dangerous underwater missions. In Vietnam, he encountered Agent Orange, which was responsible for his later health problems. He also suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome. After Frank was discharged from the service, he worked in Safeway's executive offices in Oakland, CA. Frank loved to read and could fix anything and knew how to repair any make of car. If a car stalled on his street, he would tow it home, fix it and never charge the owner. Frank was also artistic. He helped his cousins design Barbie clothes. But motorcycles were Frank's passion. He loved to draw pictures of them, ride them and repair them. Frank was a diabetic. While in the V.A. hospital, he developed complications from an infection, which resulted in having one leg amputated. After the leg amputation, Frank designed, built-up and customized a Harley Davidson motorcycle and sidecar so he could still ride. Frank never married. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Childs; uncle, Bob Luscombe and his wife Mary of Boise, ID; uncle, Bill Luscombe of MT; aunt, Jean Faught from Kennewick, WA; aunt, Eudora Charleton of La Grande, OR; and many cousins. Frank is also survived by Dale Wilkins, his best friend growing up; Alan Winkler, a lifelong friend who lives in Grass Valley, CA; a number of motorcycle buddies; and Frank's beloved cat, Jessie. Frank has a historical connection to the Meridian United Methodist Church. Frank's great-grandfather was pastor there from 1927-1931. His grandfather was Sunday School Superintendent for 23 years and his grandmother taught Sunday School classes. Frank's mother, Dorothy, brought him to Sunday School and church during his early years. When the new sanctuary was built, it was named in honor of Frank's grandfather and grandmother. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016. They will be held at the Meridian United Methodist Church, 240 E. Idaho Avenue, Meridian, ID. Interment will be held at a later date at Cloverdale Cemetery, Boise, ID.
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Published in Idaho Statesman on May 29, 2016
Denker, Richard Eugene - Meridian  
Richard Eugene Denker passed away May 19, 2016 at the age of 73 in Meridian, ID. Richard passed after a long bout with Muscular Dystrophy. Rich was born to parents John and Cleora Denker in Eugene, OR on Sept. 15th, 1942. Rich grew up with his siblings Jim and Pam in Crow, OR. Rich was an all-star athlete at Crow High School lettering in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field. He graduated from Crow High School in 1960 with honors. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1964 earning a Bachelor's of Science in Business with a minor in Forestry. Rich worked for the U.S. Forest Service his entire career, retiring as the Chief Contracting Officer in 2002. He then worked as a consultant for National Mobile Shower and Catering Association until 2008. Rich and Linda were high school sweethearts and after exploring life, married in August, 1994. Rich was a master outdoorsman who especially enjoyed elk hunting, bird hunting, fishing, and training German Shorthaired Pointers. Rich was a lifetime member of the German Shorthaired Pointers Club of Idaho and won the Amateur Field Champion and Field Champion with EdLou's We-Be-Jamn. Rich was also a lifetime member of the Southwest Idaho Tennessee Walking Horse Club. Rich was an integral part in supporting his wife and horse Harddrive to two overall Grand Championships in both English and Western styles. Rich was a passionate sports fan and loved watching the Seattle Mariners, Oregon State Beavers, Oregon Ducks, Duke Blue Devils, and Boise State Broncos (as long as they were winning). Rich also liked riding horses, reloading ammunition, and home brewing beer. Rich is survived by his wife, Linda Meng-Denker, step-daughters: Lynette Meng, Shannon (Gary) Winters, and his son, Jeff (Erin) Denker. Rich had six grandchildren: Greg, Aubree, Cole, Jace, Cooper, and Kaden who he loved to cheer for at their various sporting events. He is also survived by two siblings: Jim Denker and Pam Marsh (both whom he cherished greatly) and their children: Chris Denker, Heather Notenboom, Jim Marsh, and Brandon Marsh. A memorial celebration will be held on June 4, 2016 from 2pm – 6pm at Rich and Linda's home for anyone who would like to share memories of Rich. Please contact Accent Funeral Home at 208-888-5833 for more details. An additional celebration will be held on July 2, 2016 at Our Daily Bread Restaurant, 88170 Territorial Hwy, Veneta, OR 97487 at 4pm for friends and family as well. Remembrances may be left for the family at www.AccentFuneral.com .
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Published in Idaho Statesman on May 29, 2016
Doerr, Eugene A. - Boise  
Dr. Eugene A. Doerr August 10, 1939 -- April 23, 2016 Dr. Eugene A. Doerr, of Boise, Idaho passed away on April 23, 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Eugene was born in Lovell, Wyoming on August 10, 1939 to Alfred and Molly Doerr. He grew up on the family farm east of Lovell. He graduated from Lovell High School in 1958. Eugene received athletic and scholastic scholarships to attend Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana; playing football and basketball for the Rocky Mountain Bears. On September 11, 2011, Eugene was inducted into the Rocky Mountain College Athletic Hall of Fame. Eugene married Vicki Hartman from Basin, Wyoming on September 1, 1962. They moved to Chicago where Eugene attended Northwestern Dental School, graduating in 1965. Eugene then entered the U.S. Army, serving as a Captain in the Army Dental Corps at Fort Sill, Oklahoma during the Vietnam War. In 1967, Eugene moved his family to Basin, Wyoming, where he practiced dentistry for 33 years. While in Basin, Eugene served as the staff dentist for the Wyoming Retirement Center, Bonnie Bluejacket Nursing Home and South Big Horn County Hospital. Eugene and his wife raised three sons in Basin. He also served on the School Board for 20 years, the Northwest District Board of Cooperative Services for 12 years and the Basin Recreation District Board of Directors for 12 years. Eugene served on the Board of Directors of the Wyoming State Dental Association, serving 8 years as President. He also served as President, Vice President and Secretary for the Northwest District Dental Society and spent 15 years on the Wyoming State Board of Dental Examiners (6 years as President). He spent 15 years with the Central Regional Dental Testing Service as an Examiner (6 years on the Steering Committee). He also served on the Western Regional Examining Board from 1999-2002. Wyoming Governor Ed Herschler appointed Dr. Doerr to serve on the Wyoming Health Systems Agency. For all of his achievements, Dr. Doerr was inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentist. In 2001, Eugene and Vicki moved to Boise, Idaho where Eugene worked locum tenens dentistry for several years in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho; and worked 6 years at Willamette Dental before retiring in 2013. Eugene and his wife traveled the far corners of the world before Vicki became ill. Eugene devoted the last two years of his life to loving and caring for Vicki (his best friend and the love of his life), whom he lost to cancer in January of this year. Eugene was also preceded in death by his brother Don in 1999. He is survived by three sons: Timothy (Meredith) in Boise, Idaho; Anthony (Heather) in Gulf Breeze, Florida; and Todd (Shideh) in Scottsdale, Arizona as well as 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother Rollie Doerr in Cody, Wyoming and his sister Helen Regnier in Lovell, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, you may send a donation in memory of Dr. Eugene Doerr to Rocky Mountain College, 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, Montana 59102.
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Published in Idaho Statesman on May 29, 2016
Dugger, Barbara Lee Stone - Boise  
Dugger, Barbara Lee Stone, 82, of Boise, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at her home. Services pending under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel.
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Published in Idaho Statesman on May 29, 2016
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