Eldon Duane Dobbins

January 3, 1931 ~ March 31, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Eldon Duane Dobbins
January 3, 1931 – March 31, 2024
Eldon Duane Dobbins, 93 years young, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Easter Sunday.
Born in Thomas, Oklahoma, to Leo and Leona Dobbins, Duane grew up during the Dust Bowl years. In 1944, his family moved to Boise, Idaho, and he graduated from Boise High School in 1949. He earned his HVAC degree from Boise College and began his career working for Bertram Heating and Air Conditioning. He was a gifted “Tin Bender” fashioning anything he wanted from sheet metal. He grew into a superior service technician, his talents always in demand. In 1996 he retired from Northwest Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. Duane served in the Idaho National Guard and received an honorable discharge in 1954.
Duane married the love of his life, Lonetta Faye Rose, on December 22, 1949, and they were happily married for 60 years. Together they raised four daughters, Christy Sue, Peggy Lynn, Carol Ann, and Theresa Rose. In the late 60’s, our family moved from Boise to “the country” into an original farmhouse that became our center of love. On that little slice of heaven, he hosted the best parties all year round. The 4th of July was a family favorite: a week of fireworks, swimming, horseshoes, camping and cooking on a big ol’ barbecue barrel and stainless-steel spit he built by hand.
Duane loved football. The Green Bay Packers and the KC Chiefs were his favorite teams. After he retired, he joined the Seniors League at Centennial Golf Course, and played golf every Wednesday. In his younger years, he loved to bowl. Throughout his life he loved to throw horseshoes with very few people ever besting his score!!
Duane was preceded in death by his wife, Lonetta. He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Fox; his children: Christy Sutter, Peggy Medley (Bob), Carol Harris (Jeff), and Theresa Dobbins; six grandsons: John Jedlick, Jeffrey Jedlick, Robert Medley, Ty Harris (Darby), Brennen Connolly( Whitney), and Riley Connolly; three granddaughters: Alyssa Jedlick, Crystal Zollinger (Zach), and Anna Silva (Dimitri); nine great granddaughters: Lily, Alorah, Cecelia, Kyia, Jaylin, Hailey, Ashlynn, Raelan, and Oakley; five great grandsons: Jayden, Corbyn, Wyatt, Callum and Bodhi; two great great grandsons: Waylon and Hendrix; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
We will all miss him dearly!
“Cheers” Papa


Celebration Of Life

Dry Creek Cemetery

Boise, ID 83713


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