David Gene Bostic, 41, of Meridian, formerly of Glenns Ferry, died Oct. 11, 2007 at home with his family by his side, after a battle with cancer.
Services were held Monday, Oct. 15, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
"David was my best friend, my soul mate, and the calming part of us. How will I go on without him everyday at my side?," his wife, Nancy, said. "Everyone always says how strong I am to keep going, but David was my strength, he was the strong one. As much as he went through in his short life -- four back surgeries, three neck surgeries, diabetes, cancer the first time, chemo, radiation and cancer again the last time. Never once did he complain. He always kept working no matter how terrible he felt.
"David kept planning what he was going to do later when he got better. He was a fighter, stronger and more determined than anyone I know. My choice was to be strong with him and help him get better," she said.
"David was always a man of few words, so easy going and fun to be around," she added. "He loved to laugh. All the favorite things David loved to do were always hampered by a surgery or illness but he still looked forward to getting better and doing them."
He enjoyed camping, fishing, white water rafting, which he discovered and enjoyed with his friends in Washington, hiking in the Idaho desert looking for arrowheads, and going out and shooting whistle pigs with his friends from Micron. He loved the area at Anderson Ranch Reservoir, Pine and Featherville where his family had a cabin while he was growing up.
David was born April 19, 1966, to Eddie and Monie Bostic. He was raised in Glenns Ferry, the youngest of four children. David attended school in Glenns Ferry and graduated in 1984.
"David was living in Boise and working at Zero Defect in 1991 when we fell in love and I convinced him to move to Washington," his wife said. "We were married on Aug. 26, 1991, such a short time ago. Our son Caden was born October of 1992, joining his sister Nicole."
David and his family lived in Bellevue, Wash., for the next 12 years. He worked for ADIC and Applied Precision during that time. In 2003, the family decided it was time to move back to Idaho, "to the desert and mountains he loved and missed so much."
He worked at Micron for the remainder of his work career.
David is survived by: his wife, Nancy; his daughter, Nicole, and her husband, George Wittren, of Renton, Wash.; his son, Caden; his mother, Monie Bostic; sisters Mary Jane and her husband, Dan Blackwell, of Boise, and Beth Ann and her husband, Michael Flaherty, of Boise; his brother, Sam, and his wife, Jaime Bostic, of Fort Lupton, Colo.; and his extended family "that he loved very much," his wife noted.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Bostic, his grandparents, Olin Decker, Pricilla Jones, Golda Rose and Ilene Decker and Eddie H. Bostic.
The family request that donations be made in David's name to St. Luke's Hospice Foundation, 190 E. Bannock, Boise, ID 83712, or to KeyBank, 8157 Fairview Ave., Boise, ID 83704, in a trust fund for his son, Caden Bostic.