Friday, February 11, 2011

Charles V. Boushele

Charles V. Boushele, 58, of Pocatello, passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at his home of natural causes. I will miss you so much, Chuck, my lover and friend.

Chuck was born on June 16, 1952, in Hailey, Idaho, in the Fox Building by Dr. Fox. His parents were Alice Sievers Boushele and Curtis Vern Boushele. Chuck was the oldest of six children: Patty, Tom, Kevin, Brad and Becky. Chuck was a shy child who loved childish pranks and foibles. He helped his family on the farm, driving tractors and feeding livestock in winter from horses and sleigh. He endured mishaps like jumping from a truck of bales to the haystack but landing on the ground, and miring the tractor in the mud of a plowed field by the Wood River to retrieve the worker's evening beverages. Following that with getting the "rescue truck stuck" in the mud also. He almost hanged himself playing with a rope and tree with his cousin, Carson Duffy (deceased). He hitchhiked several times to Mexico with his friend and cousin, Marla Duffy (also deceased).

Chuck graduated from Wood River High School and then attended the University of Idaho. Before earning his degree in Phoenix, Ariz., he worked at the Sun Valley Inn in bell service. Chuck spent many happy days with friends from school and co-workers at Sun Valley, hiking the Sawtooth Mountains and lakes. He met and married his wife, Susan Ann Fretz Pilnock Burton, who survived two husbands and was his co-worker at AMI.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Kevin. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and sons, Jason Pilnock and Don Burton of Santa Fe, N.M., and Lamy, N.M.

A private burial will be held at the Bellevue Cemetery in Bellevue, Idaho, and a memorial services will follow at a later time. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. Fourth Ave. in Pocatello. Online condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, send gifts to the Pocatello Humane Society or Idaho Home Health and Hospice.

Chuck, I miss you and long for the time we will be reunited although the future is hazy seen through my tears. Please wait for me. Your wife, Susan.

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