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Bobby Leavitt

Bobby Leavitt

Bobby Leavitt was born to Franklin Ernest and Mary M Leavitt on 11/10/1936 – he really filled those 83 years full!  He had one sister, Golda that died as an infant and is survived by seven brothers:  Duane, Ronald & Pat, Norman, Elden & Carol, Dale, Lister & Lynda, Frank & Cheryl, and his very special friend Roxie Gordon.  He was Uncle Bobby to many nieces and nephews and too many others who just claimed him.   He was born in Nevada but grew up and went to school in Homedale, he looked forward to the monthly gatherings with classmates.  He worked for farmers in the Homedale area, and Dick Rutledge at his Caldwell feedlot, then moved to a group home in Boise.  He worked many places but his favorite was keeping Walmart’s parking lot clean, was employee of the month and honored for his15 years of service.  He enjoyed serving in University Christian Church (now Parkview Christian Church) as an Elder and in the bell choir.  He competed in Special Olympics for years and has the ribbons and medals to prove he was a winner!  He won a gold medal in Bowling at the World Games. His many vacations included Disneyland, Hawaii, Alaskan cruise, Grand Olé’ Opry, Seattle Mariners game, San Diego, New York, Las Vegas, and always looked forward to his next trip.  Many thanks to all the agencies that loved on him for years, he started with the ARC and final years were with the excellent staff and activities at HISway.  Family graveside service were held Tuesday, May 19th at the Wilder cemetery.  There will be a celebration, of a life well lived, at Parkview Church when we can be together again.  Donations would be appreciated to the folks that gave extra meaning to his life:  Idaho Special Olympics (199 E 52nd St, Garden City, ID 83714 or or Parkview Christian Church (201 W Ustick Rd, Meridian, ID 83646).  Looking forward to being with all of you who loved him soon!


  • Keith Stansell Posted May 24, 2020 9:02 am

    Bobby was a true innocent and a very special soul. I am so glad he got to attend our monthly class lunches over the last few years. He was an inspiration to our class…

  • Jean And Ken Johnson Posted May 25, 2020 11:22 pm

    Bobby was a great guy ! He and his family will always hold a special place in our hearts ♥️ ❤️❤️

  • Lorraine Holcomb Posted May 25, 2020 11:58 pm

    I met bobby in may of 2016 and taken a liking to him. And now im going to miss him so bobby rest in peace my friend.

  • Lorraine Holcomb Posted May 26, 2020 12:03 am

    I met bobby in may of 2016 and i taken liking to him and im going to miss him dearly so bobby rest in peace my dear friend

  • Ellen Hampton Posted May 26, 2020 12:16 am

    Bobby enhanced the lives of everyone he met. HISway

  • Brittany Berndt Posted May 26, 2020 1:07 am

    It’s was fun meeting him and being around u Bobby miss and love buddy

  • Pamela stirewalt Posted May 26, 2020 2:20 am

    It has been such an honor and a joy to be one of the many who loved to care for you Bobby! You are missed every day!

  • Karen Lyons Posted May 26, 2020 2:59 am

    Bobby was so special to so many people and it was a privilege to work with him and get to know him! I will definitely miss his smile❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Halimah Brugger Posted May 27, 2020 5:17 pm

    Bobby was a stalwart of the University Christian Church bell choir. He was always present and would help others. Sometimes he would play his bell part and someone else’s part too.! He was a gentleman, a very kind man and a very Christian person. God bless him.

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