Robert “Bobby” Lloyd Carver passed away on October 8, 2020, in Boise, Idaho. He was born on August 15, 1971, in Boise. He is survived by his parents Patty and Bruce Baird of Star, his sister Nicole (Rob) Young and nephews Braxton and Brantley Young, of Eagle, his father Guy Carver of Boise and grandmother, Winnie Murphy. Bobby also has many aunts, uncles, and cousins who love and will miss him.
A viewing is scheduled for Thursday, October 15, from 5-7 p.m. at Cloverdale Funeral Home, 1200 N. Cloverdale Road, Boise. A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, October 16, at 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950 S. Locust Grove in Meridian. Guests are asked to wear a personal mask and socially distance inside the chapel. A graveside service will follow at Cloverdale Memorial Park (approximately 2:30pm), 1200 N. Cloverdale Road, Boise. Gravesite is located just north of the main building and reindeer corrals.
Bobby was a flawless and beautiful soul who blessed innumerable lives. Recently he had been declining from dementia, but because of the coronavirus, his time on this Earth ended more suddenly than expected.
He loved to swim, play practical jokes, watch “Scooby Doo,” ride his bike on the Greenbelt, give big hugs, and sing country music at the top of his lungs. He left this Earth still believing in Santa Claus. The spirit of Santa was alive every Christmas morning at Bobby’s house for the past 48 years. Halloween was also a favorite holiday with elaborate costumes, haunted houses, and fun parties. He received a standing ovation upon graduating from Centennial High School (‘91) with the love and help from many great teachers and classmates. Bobby spent years participating in Special Olympics, mastering many sports but bowling was his favorite. He also could hold his breath underwater longer than just about anyone.
Bobby worked for more than 26 years, enjoying his job at Albertsons. His family will always appreciate the support and kindness he received from his Albertsons family. Customers and workers at the Meridian store truly loved him. People shopped there just to see Bobby’s smile and soak up his friendship. Bobby also attended Tomorrow’s Hope Developmental Center in Meridian. The family greatly appreciates those who worked with Bobby at the center. Others who helped Bobby were Dr. Blaisdell, DDS and Dr. Grajcar, MD who loved Bobby so much they continued to treat him without ever sending a bill in spite of reduced insurance coverage. The last six months Bobby has lived at the Park Street Shelter Home in Weiser. His family is so grateful for their love and care during this very difficult time.
Bobby had the most contagious laugh; he would laugh so hard that his stomach would jiggle. In his younger and feistier years, Bobby was an undefeated arm wrestler and loved to take on anyone. His favorite shenanigan was sneaking up behind family members and putting ice cubes down the backs of their shirts. He loved the reactions he got in return. More often than not the victim would jump up and return the prank by wrestling Bobby.
Mom’s homemade apple pie and chocolate cake were his favorites. When it came to food, family members joked that he’d “eat anything that didn’t eat him first.” His favorite place on Earth was Lagoon theme park in Utah where he went nearly every summer. The crazy guy would stand in line over and over seeking the thrill of the cheesy Dracula’s Castle ride, which he called “dracida’s house.” As he went through the ride he would laugh and jump at the same scene repeatedly.
Prior to adopting Keith Urban as his favorite singer, Bobby was John Denver’s greatest fan. Two of his proudest moments were meeting both men after concerts. Bobby was a one-man band. He would spend hours in his room singing loud and proud in his microphone while strumming his guitar to John Denver’s greatest hits. He cried for years over John’s death.
More than his fun-loving spirit, Bobby taught family and friends compassion and acceptance. Those who knew him were truly blessed to have “a Bobby” in their lives. He was special. Those who knew Bobby realized he had a one-way ticket to heaven. He’s always had a keen sense of faith with a unique and personal relationship with God. He was a true example of integrity; so genuine, sincere and endearing. He loved with all his heart and knew his Savior loved him. What a unique and beautiful gift he had. There’s no doubt he got a huge hug in heaven from not only his Heavenly Father, but by his close friend John Denver, his favorite Uncle Mark Smith and by his Grandpa Lloyd Murphy.
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