John Goiri

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John Thomas Goiri
December 21, 1927 - May 19, 2015
John Goiri was born December 21, 1927 in Boise, Idaho and passed away peacefully on May 19, 2015 in Kennewick, WA at Legacy Lodge. He was the oldest son of Basque immigrants, Jose Goiri of Ereno Viscaya, and Maria Pilar Arriola of Elanchove Viscaya, Spain. His childhood was spent in Boise and Marsing, Idaho on family farms. He started school in Marsing speaking on Basque, however, he learned English quickly on the playground. John was very proud of his Basque ancestry and always said he was a "full blooded Basque".
John is survived by his wife Joan, sons David (Tima), Tom (Patti), daughter Jana (Randy), grandchildren Tristan, Jared, Jessica (Buddy), Scott, Janelle (Aaron), Ryan and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Trini Moad Snow and Lydia Black. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother George, and great grandchildren JJ and Tyler.
Services will be held at Mueller's Funeral Home on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:00 am with internment immediately following at Veteran's Memorial Garden.

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on May 29, 2015
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