Rob Aveson left this world on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the age of 63. Rob was born on December 13, 1955 in Billings, Montana. He was the third child, and only son of Robert and Marian Aveson. The family lived in Billings, and Rob attended grade school until the family moved to Boise, Idaho. Here Rob began making lifelong friendships, and his parents had a fourth child, another daughter.
As Rob grew into his teenage years his love of music and vinyl grew. Great were the days when his mom would tell him to play CCR so everyone could listen, and sometimes she would ask him to allow family members into that cool bedroom covered with posters of rock groups and bands. He had a magnificent collection of records that was truly impressive. Rob soon taught himself how to play the guitar. The house on Greenbrier Drive was full of music for many years from that basement bedroom. The police only had to come by once or twice because of noise complaints. Rob graduated from Borah High School in 1974 along with many friends. He studied at Boise State University for a while, but decided it wasn’t what he wanted to do. He did always have his love of history though. He loved historical books, movies, documentaries, and he created very realistic models of different aircraft of different eras.
He continued to play guitar as much as he could. He was a member of two local bands, The B Sides, and The Screws. His bandmates were very important people in his life. The first-time family was able to see and hear The B Sides perform it was an unforgettable night. They were so good! He was so good! Months later when his parents went to see the band play at the Brass Lamp Pizza Parlor they were greeted by lots of young enthusiastic people who kindly called them Grandma and Grandpa. While watching their boy on the stage they were both visibly emotional. It was a wonderful moment and memory.
Around this time Rob was working at the Bon Marche selling electronics. This is where he met Robin Craft, the love of his life. The family was introduced to Robin at a family party almost 33 years ago. The couple had ups and downs, but Robin never left Rob’s heart. Rob took on the responsibility of caring for our mother when she was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This allowed Marian to stay at home where things were familiar and she felt safe for her last years, but it took its toll on Rob. After Marian’s death Rob was fortunate to work at Terravita Landscape & Gardening for a dear friend. It was truly a great gift, and he continued working there until the time when he became physically unable to.
Rob was a very private person, and his health made it nearly impossible for him to be comfortable with company the past couple of years. This man was much more tender hearted than he let anyone know. It hurt him tremendously to lose his loved ones, and as each one passed, it left him a bit more fragile. Rob Aveson will be remembered for being the caring, intelligent, talented man who was always the life of the party. We will miss you more than you know, Rob.
Rob was preceded in death by his nephew Justin D. Peer, his father Robert W. Aveson, his mother Marian K. Aveson, and his girlfriend Robin Craft. He is survived by his sisters Beth (Gary) Peer, Kay (Bill) Nowierski, Krissy (Steve) Vail, 5 nephews, 4 nieces, 4 great nephews, and 4 great nieces.
Please join us in celebrating Rob’s life at a graveside service at Dry Creek Cemetery May 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., followed by a reception at Eagle Springs Subdivision Club House 10101 Big Springs Blvd. Boise, ID.