Rex 'Bob' Blamiers
Bob was born Jan. 17, 1923, in Burley, Idaho, to Lawrence and Cruella Blamires. He was the youngest of seven children. After graduation from Jerome High School in 1941, he worked construction for three years. He returned to Jerome in 1943 and went to work for his brother-in-law in the plumbing and heating business. In 1944, he married Beth Kendrick, and to that union came Linda, Jan and Jim.
He played for and managed the Jerome City baseball team for several years and, when his boys were eligible, he managed Pony and American Legion teams. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved baseball and the Boise State Broncos. In 1958, he started his own plumbing and blasting business. He later incorporated with his sons doing plumbing, blasting and excavation.
Bob is survived by his son, Jim (Jane) Blamires of Jerome; grandson, Shane (Kim) and their children, Kaitlyn and Bianna of Lewiston, Idaho; grandson, Travis (Amy) and their children, Ellie and Ayden of Palm Desert, Calif.; grandson, Brent (Tara) and their children, Wyatt and Eli of Jerome; daughter, Linda (Dick) Goeckner of Wendell and granddaughter, Rhonda and her children, Lacey and Brandy of Arizona; and grandson, Alan (Sarah) Goeckner and their children, Tyler and Jordon; along with three great-great-grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; two sisters; wife, Beth; and son, Jan.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation was under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. David Johnson and the medical staff at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls for the exceptional care of Bob. The family requests memorial contributions in Bob’s name to the Rock Creek Fire District, P.O. Box 365, Kimberly, ID 83341, Attention: Jason Keller.
Those wishing to share memories and condolences may do so by going to Bob’s memorial page at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com.