Charles "Chuck" Aloyius Boboth, 80, of Sunnyside passed away on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle.
He was born Oct. 22, 1929 in Great Falls, Mont., the second of four children to Charles Aloyius and Thelma Mae Boboth.
After graduating from high school, Chuck attended the College of Great Falls Montana before beginning his career in management with International Harvester Company in the early 1950's until the 1980's, when he began to work for Bleyhl Farm Service until his retirement in 1996.
In 1950 Chuck fell in love with Lora Lee Lively, also of Great Falls and married her June 10, 1950. They had seven children and were together until the Lord called Lora Lee home Jan. 2, 2000.
He is survived by his children, Barbara (Larry) Atkins, Fred (Sherilyn) Boboth, Sylvia (John) Flodin, Lucy (Bill) Winsley, John (Michelle) Boboth, Nancy (Bruce) Denson and Tina (Glen) Glockner; one brother, Joe (Alta) Boboth; one sister, Mary Miller; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren with a fourth "on the way"; and a very special lady friend, Vera Mahre.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents; his wife, Lora Lee Boboth; a grandson, Ross Wilson; a great-granddaughter, Sofia Greely; and one brother, Robert Boboth.
Dad loved to catch fish as big as the tales he could tell, to hunt, camp and the annual "Boboth Family" trip to the beach for clamming and crabbing.
He attended Lower Valley Christian Fellowship and loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
As a husband, he was the eternal romantic...as a father he was love, stability and the invincible provider...as a friend he had a welcoming smile, sense of humor, never-ending loyalty and optimism. He will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.
Those wishing to honor Chuck's memory may contribute to Life Options, P.O. Box 312, Grandview, WA 98930.
Those wishing to sign Charles on line memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com.
Smith Funeral Home LTD and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.