Jack L. Boesel, 81, of Boise, Idaho, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016.
Jack was born in Okanogan on Nov. 13, 1934, to Floyd and Agnes Boesel. He grew up near Winthrop on the Boesel family ranch. He graduated from Winthrop High School in 1953 and served in the U.S. Army for two years including time in Germany. Jack married Patricia “Pat” Adkins on July 1, 1961, and the couple had two children: son Terry and daughter Vicci.
Jack worked as a logging truck driver for most of his career with Wetsel-Oviatt Lumber Company in California and Mack Lloyd in Washington. He also ranched in Winthrop and North Powder, Oregon. Jack’s career took the family from California to Washington to Oregon to Idaho and then back to California.
In 2000 Jack and Pat retired and moved to Boise. He enjoyed watching his children, grandchildren and nephews play sports. He also enjoyed watching sports and loved the Cubs, the Mariners and college basketball, especially Duke and Gonzaga. Jack loved watching westerns on TV, especially John Wayne, and drinking the finest craft beer: Olympia, Hamm’s and Keystone Light. Jack was known by his infectious laugh. He would laugh at everyone’s jokes, whether he heard them or not.
Jack is survived by his son Terry (Joan) Boesel of Yorba Linda, California; his daughter Vicci (Mark) Lavin of Boise; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews; cousins; aunts and uncles; and two sisters-in-law. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Pat; his parents Floyd and Agnes; and his brothers Dick and Terry.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Choice Hospice: 12400 Overland Rd., Suite #100, Boise, ID 83709 (www.firstchoiceboise.com).
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday (July 22) in the Chapel of Cloverdale Funeral Home, 1200 N. Cloverdale Rd., Boise. Inurnment in Cloverdale Memorial Park will be private at the request of the family.
To share memories and leave condolences for the family, please visit Jack’s memorial page at www.cloverdalefuneralhome.com.