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W. Ray Bosen (1932-2013) Obituary

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W. Ray Bosen (1932-2013) Obituary

Posted: 27 Oct 2013 2:30PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Bosen, Olson
Idaho State Journal, 10/27/13


W. Ray Bosen beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully October 24th, 2013 in Pocatello, Idaho. Born on April 12, 1932 to Wendell and Gladys Bosen in Riverdale, Idaho. He graduated from Preston High, University of Idaho with a degree in Chemical Engineering, and an MBA at Idaho State University.

Ray married Marlene Olson December 28th, 1956 in the Salt Lake City Temple. Together they raised seven children – James Robin Bosen, Cindy Smith, Wendell (Leslie) Bosen, Douglas (Teresa) Bosen, Sherri (Barry) Smith, Chuck (Jeanie) Bosen, and Gerald (Crystal) Bosen. He has 22 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Ray served in the US Air Force in the secret service. He worked as an engineer in California, Mexico, and 32 years at the J. R. Simplot Company in Pocatello. Ray enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and travelling with family and friends. He was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Phyllis, Neta, Beuhlah, brother, Dell and is survived by a sister, Joy and brother, Clair.

Funeral services for Ray will be held at 11 a.m., Monday October 28th, at the Highland 4th Ward LDS Chapel (2925 Michelle Street, Pocatello, ID). A viewing will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., Sunday, October 27th at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road, Chubbuck, ID, and from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church on Monday.

The family would like to thank the staff of Monte Vista Hills for the care and love shown to Ray while allowing him to pass in comfort and with dignity.

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