Nampa, Idaho - Bob Lee Dennis, 89, passed away May 3rd surrounded by family.Bob was born January 23, 1932 in Cleveland, OK. to Ollie and Mavis Dennis. The family moved to Wilder, Idaho when he was 12 years old. When he was in High School, he met the love of his life, Marilyn Seip and they were married Nov. 25 1951.
He enlisted in the Navy during the Korean war. He was a proud veteran and glad to have served his country. He served on the U.S.S. Thomas F. Nickel before being honorably discharged in 1956. They headed back to Wilder with two kids in tow, Barbara and David. Gayle was born in 1961.
He farmed in Wilder and loved being a farmer for 65 years. After he was finished farming, he worked for the Fish and Game Dept. at Old Fort Boise Park in Parma for 13 years, always loving the outdoors. Bob was also Golden Gate Highway Commissioner for 40 years. He dressed up as Santa Claus every Christmas Eve, bringing Candy canes for family and friends in the community for 40 years. He loved doing that every year. He loved family Birthday parties and always asked when the next one would be. He looked forward to the next family gathering and would ask every time if we were having strawberry shortcake, his favorite!
He loved babies, his family, horses, cattle drives, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. Dad really enjoyed the Quintanna Cattle drives with his friends and cowboy time.Bob always had a great times with his friends and didn't know a stranger. He and Chuck Ryan started a Bible Study for men, first in Wilder, then Greenleaf and lastly in Homedale.
Bob enjoyed the time he spent with his son David and nephew Vernon showing them the ropes to become successful farmers. He was pretty excited to buy some property in New Meadows, Idaho to have a place for family snowmobiling, picnics, and fishing on Payette Lake. He had many great memories with his friends there.
They sold the farm and moved to Nampa 9 years ago. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin. He was a kind person and awesome father.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Mavis Dennis, in-laws Charles and Laura Seip, beloved son David Charles Dennis, brother L.C. Dennis, sister, JoAnn Drew, sister Lucille Peirce, and many cousins, nephews, nieces and dear family. Bob is survived by his wife Marilyn of almost 70 years, daughter Barbara (Von) Bowman of Parma, Idaho, Gayle (Mark) Brintnall of Hamilton, Montana, sister Janice Pullman of Meridian, Idaho. Also four grandchildren, Monica (Greg) Brixey of Parma, Brad (Amy) Bowman of Nampa, Idaho.
Amy LeAnn (Levi)Paxton of Hamilton, MT., Blake Brintnall of Hamilton, MT. And so far, four great grandchildren, Addy Vi Brixey, and Chase Brixey of Parma, ID., Lukas Bowman and Ella Bowman of Nampa, ID.
The family would like to thank the Hospice nurses and HomeWatch caregivers who were there when they were really needed. Special thanks to Molly and Nancy.
Service will be held Monday May, 10, 2021, 2:00 at the the Mt. View Church of the Nazarene, 26515 Ustick Rd, Wilder, Id. under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be sent to the church in the Scholarship for Camp fund, or to a charity of your choice
Published by Idaho Press Tribune from May 8 to May 9, 2021.