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Obituaries for March 21, 2011
Pat fought a long battle against breast cancer while experiencing
the support of many friends, family, members of the Baker City Cancer
Support Group, medical staff of Baker City St Luke’s Clinic,
M.I.S.T..I. in Fruitland, Providence Hospital in Medford, St. Agnes
Hospice in Fresno, Calif., parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
in Clovis, Calif., Our Lady of the Mountains in Ashland and St. Francis
de Sales in Baker City.
Patricia A. “Pat” Boesel, 67, of Boise, a former North Powder resident, died March 11, 2011, with her husband and children by her side.
Pat fought a difficult battle with lung cancer for 4ﬁ months.
Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Cloverdale Memorial Park in Boise. There will be a reception afterward at the Cloverdale Funeral Home Reception Center.
Pat was born on April 4, 1943, at Yuba City, Calif., to A.D. and Lyda Adkins. She grew up at Omo Ranch, Calif., which was a small sawmill town in the Sierra Foothills.
Pat was very proud of and loved growing up at Omo Ranch and often told stories of the many fun times she had there, family member said.
She graduated from El Dorado Hills (Calif.) High School in 1961. On July 1 of that same year, she married Jack Boesel at River Pines, Calif. Pat and Jack were 3 ﬁ months shy of celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Jack and Pat made their first home at River Pines, where their son, Terry, was born. The family then moved to Winthrop, Wash., (Jack’s home) to start farming and raising cattle.
Pat was fully involved in all aspects of farming and ranching, including swathing, bailing, and pulling calves. Their daughter, Vicci, was born while the family lived at Winthrop.
Pat and Jack later moved to the North Powder area in the late 1970s when they bought a ranch on Bagwell Road from Jess Hamilton. After selling the property, they rented a house on the corner of Second and C streets from Bill Nice. Pat was a housewife but also worked for Jess and Ilah Hamilton at the Korner Kitchen Café as a cook.
Their children, Terry and Vicci, attended Powder Valley schools and after Terry graduated in 1980 they moved to Fruitland, Idaho. While living at Fruitland, Pat worked in the apple warehouses and packed apples into boxes.
They moved to Plymouth, Calif., where Jack was employed as a log truck driver and Pat was closer to her parents. After they retired in 2000, they moved to Boise, to be near their daughter, Vicci and her husband, Mark, and the grandchildren.
Pat stayed very busy attending the grandkid’s soccer, baseball, and football games. She traveled to California several times a year to be with Terry and his wife, Joan, and to watch their two daughter’s baseball games.
Pat also cleaned rental houses for a woman in Boise to earn travel money and to “just keep” busy. She was very proud of the nice home they had and because it was big enough for all the kids to come and visit. The property also included fruit trees and a large garden spot.
She and Jack always canned and froze a lot of produce each year. She liked to shop and knew her way around Boise. She loved to take visitors shopping for whatever they were looking for. The Boesels were now free to travel to visit and enjoy their six grandchildren.
Pat’s favorite hobby during her retirement was to catch any type of sporting event that involved her grandchildren. She could be found in Arizona, California, Nevada, Idaho, and Minnesota on softball, soccer, and football fields and in gymnasiums.
Her other favorite hobby was bowling. Pat had bowled when she was younger and didn’t realize how much she missed it until she joined a bowling league a few years ago in Boise. She absolutely loved her bowling friends, too, family members said. Pat also enjoyed Boise State football, fishing, camping, snow tubing and jet skiing with her grandkids.
Survivors include her husband, Jack, of Boise; her sister, Liz (Terry) Baggerman of Placerville, Calif.; her son, Terry (Joan) Boesel of Yorba Linda, Calif.; her daughter, Vicci (Mark) Lavin of Chanhassen, Minn.; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father and her brother, Dennis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Hospital Hospice Care, 325 W. Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702.