Barbara Lee Fredrickson (Bobbi) St.John, 76, died peacefully on April 3, 2023 with her family by her side, after a very brief stint with cancer.
Bobbi was born on January 8, 1947 in Logan, Utah to Leo and Barbara Fredrickson. She lived in Brigham City, Utah until she was 13 years old, at which point her family moved to Salem, Oregon. After graduating from North Salem High School in 1965, she attended Brigham Young University. Upon graduating from BYU in 1969, she and her dear friend “Squeak” moved to Palo Alto, California. She met her husband and eternal companion, LaMar St.John, in 1973. They were married on January 15, 1974 in the Manti, Utah Temple for time and all eternity. Bobbi and LaMar moved to Boise, Idaho in 1976 and had four children: Krysti, Nick, Jenni and Britt. Bobbi was a stay-at-home mother until her oldest daughter, Krysti, went to college. She then began working outside the home and did so until 2015 when she and LaMar retired and left to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Adelaide, Australia. When she and LaMar returned from Adelaide, they began serving in the Boise, Idaho Temple and continued to do so until her passing.Bobbi’s life was one of kindness and service. She was always willing to jump in to help in any situation, without complaint. Everyone knew they could count on Bobbi. She had an endless circle of friends and a wonderful way of making you feel that you were loved from the moment she met you. Friends came fast and easy to Bobbi, as she was always available with listening ears and helping hands.Bobbi’s proudest accomplishment and greatest joy was her family. She loved being a mother and she loved her family fiercely. They were her number one priority and they always knew it. She loved her husband, her children, their spouses, and her grandchildren unconditionally and loved to spend time with them. When someone new joined the family, they were instantly brought into the fold as if they had always been there. There were no in-laws or step-children where Bobbi was concerned – there was simply family. This love and acceptance extended to her extended family as well. She had numerous nieces and nephews (and great-nieces and great-nephews, and even some great-greats) that she loved dearly. Family was her everything. Her time before her diagnosis was spent on a Disney Cruise with her husband, her kids, their spouses, and nearly all of her grandchildren. She was so happy to be able to have this final adventure with them.Bobbi loved her Savior, Jesus Christ. She knew that He lives and that He loves her. She devoted her life to Him and always strived to be an example of Christlike love and charity. There is no doubt in our minds that she succeeded. We know she was welcomed back with open arms to the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”.She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo & Barbara Fredrickson, mother-in-law, Maurine St.John, brother, Richard Fredrickson, sister-in-law, Karen Fredrickson, nephew, Alex Fredrickson, and niece, Gracie Fredrickson. She is survived by her husband, LaMar St.John and their children Krysti (Phil) Archer, Nick (Cynthia) St.John, Jennifer St.John and Brittany St.John. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Braxton (Trinity), Adrienne (Dylan), Sandon, Braydon, Logan, Chayton, Reagan, and Crosby. She loved them to the moon and back.The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and other staff at St. Lukes in Meridian for their wonderful and selfless care of Bobbi. They were so gentle and kind with her and so patient with her rather large entourage. They exceeded our family’s expectations in every imaginable way and we will be forever grateful.The funeral will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1111 S Cole Rd in Boise, Idaho. The family will receive guests beginning at 9:00am in the Relief Society Room. Her burial will follow at a later date at the VA Cemetery in Boise.
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Bobbie has a huge heart full of love for anyone who met her and made you feel like her bestest friend. She was there for me at a sad time of life but all I remember is the laughter and fun. I will deeply miss her sweet smile and always perfect way of saying things. Hugs and prayers to all of you, Lamar, Krysti, Nick, Britney and your families. love you guys.
Please accept our deepest sympathies. We are so sorry for your loss. We loved being Sister St. John’s neighbor and being in the Bitteroot Ward with her. Wonderful lady!
Beautiful tribute for a wonderful lady! I felt that I was a part of Bobbi’s family whenever I was lucky enough to spend time with the St. John’ Family! Bobbi you are already so missed , but never forgotten!