Robert Grasmick, 56
Robert “Bobby” Alan Grasmick, of Boise, Idaho, passed suddenly on Wednesday June 6, 2018 surrounded by his family.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday June 15th at the LDS Church at 224 E Avalon St. Kuna, ID. Burial will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery in Boise. Viewing for friends and family will be from 9:30 am to 10:45 am, Friday at the LDS Church.
Bobby was born on July 9, 1961 in Boise, Idaho to Robert “Bob” and Dellene Grasmick. He graduated from Meridian High School in 1979, and he married Jami, his High School sweetheart and the girl next door, on February 14, 1983. Bobby and Jami were blessed with two wonderful children, James Robert “JR”, age 32 and Crystal Dawn, age 30. He was proud of his two children, always commenting about how lucky he was to see the people they had become. Bobby loved his family and is missed terribly by them all.
He had a special relationship with his father, Bob, and counted him among one of his best friends and heroes. Bobby inherited the gene that gave him the need to help others, from his father. Bob was there every day for his son and loved him unconditionally. The sentiment was returned tenfold.
Bobby was an avid hunter and fisherman. The day before his death found him out in the yard of a Disneyland vacation home looking for worms, “just in case we go fishing.” He always welcomed new people to the sport and was an advocate for teaching future generations everything he knew. He was a proud member and supporter of wildlife conservation agencies including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Idaho Deer Alliance, and rarely missed fundraising banquets.
Always wearing a smile, Bobby was a consummate jokester and brought light into any situation. He loved playing practical jokes ranging from rubber snakes on kitchen counters to putting Pop-Its beneath toilet seats. His laugh was contagious and a joy to listen to.
A passionate Atlanta Braves fan for his entire life, Bobby was looking forward seeing them play again. Armed with an elk bugle and his childhood mitt, he had tickets to see them take on the LA Dodgers while on vacation. Although he passed two days before the game, his boys still won.
Bobby was proud of his longtime best friend, Danny Pugmire, and his work with the Idaho Veterans Gardens. While not a veteran himself, he loved his country fiercely and did everything he could for those who served. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Idaho Veterans Gardens in Bobby’s memory (Grasmick Memorial Account 718880808 at Idaho Central Credit Union). Even in death, he would want to help.
Bobby is survived by his wife Jami of 35 years, his two children, JR and Crystal, his father Robert, his sisters Joanne and Jennifer (Boise), Kelly (Ren) of Nevada, and Kathy (John) of Utah, multiple nieces and nephews, his brother Bryan (Utah) and his mother Dellene (Utah). He was proceeded in death by his grandparents Henry and Lillian Grasmick, and his faithful companion and service dog, Turbo.
“Sadly missed along life’s way, quietly remembered every day…” -Unknown Author