David Robert Bohi
Dave was born July 9, 1953 to Clarence and Florence Bohi, the youngest of 5 children. He attended schools in Pocatello, including the Campus school, a school for prospective teachers. He graduated from Highland High School. Continuing his education at ISU, he received a bachelor degree in history, in hopes of becoming a lawyer. While at ISU he met and married Teresa. They were later divorced.
After graduation, he spent several years in the grocery industry working in a grocery store in Fort Hall and the original WinCo. Realizing this was not the path for him, he joined the navy to gain training in the field of computers, the best place at that time for such training. He spent 6 years in the service. Leaving the service, he returned to ISU and worked on a degree in information engineering, becoming an IT. This degree allowed him to join the staff at ISU Library as an IT, chemistry and engineering bibliographer in 1994 where he was employed until his retirement July 2015. It was at this time he met Deb through an old fashion dating service. They dated for 2 weeks, became engaged and were married 2 weeks later Jul 9, 1994.
After retirement, Dave’s goal was to travel as much as possible. During this time, he and Deb met Lee and Lori Warren. Lori became his tour guide as they traveled with college students all over the world. His best experiences were snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, seeing Normandy Beach and his last cruise to the Panama Canal last December.
Dave passed away March 24 at home with family, friends and his 2 dogs after a long 4-year battle with stage 4 prostrate cancer. He was cremated and his ashes will be scattered in Yellowstone National Park, his most favorite place. Those wishing to donate in his name may do so with a donation to St. Jude’s Children ‘s Hospital or the Pocatello animal Shelter.
A Celebration of Life which he referred to as an “Irish Wake” will be held at Café Tuscano on April 16 from 7-9. Please join those who loved Dave for good food, beverages, good company and good stories.