POCATELLO, Idaho – William “Bill” Boyer, 73, of Pocatello, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at his daughter’s home, after a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born April 17, 1941, in Dixon, to Catherine (Dunseth) and Otis Boyer. He lost his father at the early age of 7. He attended school through the eighth grade and went on to pursue his passion of becoming a truck driver. He had a lot of jobs from that time on. He worked construction, owning his own dump truck and backhoe business. He owned and operated a wrecker business, which he sold in 1992 to return to truck driving. He purchased his own truck in 1994, and his wife joined him out on the road. He continued driving until his health would not allow it.
He loved 4-by-4 mudding and hill climbing, stock car racing, and truck and tractor pulls. He loved being outdoors, even if it was just spending time in the shed or garage.
He is survived by his children, Jeff (Jane) Boyer of Pocatello, Sandy (Jim) Boyer-Chekalskis of Baron, Wisconsin, Billy (Jamie) Boyer of West Jordan, Utah, Curtis Boyer of Austin, Minnesota, Kathy (Troy) Boyer and Teray (Wendy) Boyer, both of Sterling, Misty (Jordan) McClure of Richland, Washington, and Lisa (Brett) Turpin and Shane (Alison) Boyer, both of Pocatello; brother, Bob Boyer of LaSalle; 30 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Diana; his parents; and a son, Donny.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Cornelison Funeral Chapel, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello, Idaho. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in the Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Pocatello.
Visit cornelisonfh.com to send condolences.