Bonnie D. Robie, 63, Grangeville

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On Saturday, April 12, 2008, I went home to be with the Lord. I passed away from complications of colon cancer.

I was born in Klamath Falls, Ore., on July 8, 1944. My parents, Mildred and Lewis F. Botens Jr., moved to Grangeville in the early 1950s. I was raised on the Camas Prairie and loved it. I enjoyed many camping and fishing trips with my parents in Dixie and on the Clearwater and Lochsa rivers. I made many dear friends over the years and would love to give special thanks to them.

To Dick and Jean Baker of Clarkston, they opened their home and hearts to me. They gave me a warm bed and food so that I could go through treatment and many doctor appointments over my 18-month battle with cancer. They are dearly loved and will never be forgotten. To Don and Dee Dee Eldred of Grangeville, thank you for looking in on me every day. Shoveling snow off my car all winter, picking up my mail and cooking wonderful meals for me even when I couldn't eat - they were wonderful. Thank you for helping me with my every need. To Sharon and Linda Key and Nancy Thompson, thank you for bringing me groceries and medicine when I was too sick to get to the store or pharmacy for myself. To Jim and Tammy Burt and Cash and Carry for all of their love and support. To Shannon and Delvin Rauch, thank you for so many great holidays up at the cabin in Dixie. I loved every trip. To Erin, Linda and Roberta Robie, thank you for giving me a real peace of mind when times were tough. To Dr. Rooney and the nursing staff at St. Joe's, you have truly enriched my life, thank you.

My friends were a very important part of my life. They have not all been mentioned, but every visit, hug and phone call were appreciated and made a difference.

I was preceded in death by my father, Lewis F. Botens and mother Mildred (Bookie) Botens.

Survivors include my brother, Roger Botens of Clarkston; my daughter, Luann Wing and husband Buzz of Salmon, Idaho; my son, Chad Robie and wife Kari; and granddaughters Jordyn, Sierra, Kendall, and new grandson Kayler of Heppner, Ore.

Cremation will take place and services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18 at the Christian Church in Grangeville, with graveside services at Prairie View Cemetery and reception at Christian Church to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in my name to the Elks Rehabilitation facility at 600 North Robbins Road, Boise, Idaho 83702.

Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.blackmerfuneralhome.com.

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