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Lynn Bockemohle

Lynn Walton Bockemohle

Sunday, October 20th, 1935 - Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Obituary

LYNN WALTON BOCKEMOHLE

Lynn was taken into the arms of his Lord on Thursday March 26, 2020 at St. Luke's Magic Valley Hospital following complications caused by the COVID-19 virus.

He was born in California on October 20,1935 to Clinton and Kathleen Bockemohle and grew up in Coronado,California and the small dairy community of Artesia. Lynn had a strong interest in engineering and construction coming from an engineering family. He did his undergraduate and graduate studies at USC School of Engineering serving concurrently in the Air National Guard. Later he became a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer in California and Idaho, a career he followed all through his professional life until retirement in the year 2000. His consulting engineering practice involved the design and construction of major structures in California and throughout the nation. Professionally, Lynn became president of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California and was active in developing building codes to help buildings stand-up during earthquakes.

It was in his days at USC he met Sharon, the love of his life, where both were active in the Hollywood Presbyterian Church and were married there in 1962. They raised their family in LaCanada. Upon retirement, Lynn and Sharon moved to Sun Valley where they were active in the Church of the Bigwood, again as an Elder.

Lynn had a passion for skiing, often in Europe, biking in Italy and New Zealand, hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, climbing Sierra peaks and travel. Buying his new red Porsche in Germany opened a new world of exploring. Numerous camera safaris to East and South Africa peaked Lynn's interest in wildlife photography.

He was a kind, caring and selfless man with a big smile. He enjoyed helping and meeting people as he volunteered enthusiastically throughout the valley. He was at Prairie Creek on Wednesdays patrolling the trails and at the hospital on Friday at the front desk. Singing in Caritas and the church choir and ushering at the symphony and the jazz were other ways he contributed. He was always on hand to help maintain the PCBW school and church, including designing and installing the plexiglass baffles above the choir loft. He built most of the original furniture in the church and was given a branding iron that read bbb (built by bock). He looked for ways to improve things.

Lynn, a remarkable husband is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Sharon; daughter Allison Rohrer (Matt); grandchildren Johnathin Woodward, Amanda Woodward, Ariana James; great grandson Trevor Patton; sister Anna Kerr (Jack); brother Paul and niece Carol Gage.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood. A Memorial Service will be held when we are permitted to assemble.
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Carol Paschoal

Posted at 09:44pm
Loving you with prayer . . ,
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Stephen Perlof

Posted at 04:25pm
Sharon:
Our deepest sympathy on Lynn's passing. He was truly a good person, a respected engineer and contributed greatly to his profession.
We remember fondly the times we spent with you and Lynn planning the SEAOSC conventions and other events as well as your graciousness hosting us for dinner at your home in Sun Valley.
Condolences to your family.
Gordana and Steve Perlof
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Paige Stevenson

Posted at 09:56pm
While I did not know Lynn for more than a few months, he always treated me with such kindness. He would frequently come into Zenergy, where I work, and would always made an effort to genuinely ask how my coworker and I were doing, beyond the normal "How's it going?" small talk. One day, a few months back, after Lynn had finished reading the newspaper in the lobby, he carefully refolded up the paper, meticulously lining up the edges of the different sections perfectly, before placing it on the table, making sure that it too was back in line with the other newspapers. He then stood up from behind the chair he was sitting in, turned around and started to re-fluff the the deflated pillow he had just had his back against. He noticed me looking at him, and said "Well, I always see you run around every two minutes tidying up peoples' messes, and I don't want to add to that." While this was a small act in and of itself, it shows how thoughtful Lynn was, as in the two years having worked there I have never seen somebody so conscious of, as they say "leaving the place better than you found it" From then on out, my coworker and I would greet him as the one and only "Mr. Pillow-Fluffer". I would always joke with him that he seriously needed to consider updating his resumé to a full-time "Professional Pillow Fluffer" While this is a silly story, when I think back to when Lynn would come in and greet us, it would always bring a smile to my face, as it is now.
JR

Joel Ripke

Posted at 09:46pm
I sang with Lynn in Caritas Chorale. He was a great blessing to me as he welcomed me into the bass section and was always a great example of kindness and grace. - Joel Ripke
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Posted at 03:37pm
We will remember, with happiness, our long time, dear friend Lynn. Blessing and Rest in Peace, Love from Joyce and David Motazedi
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