Betty Louise Bohman, a longtime Troy resident died Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Bishop Place Senior Living in Pullman. She was 92.
Betty was born May 24, 1925 in Kendrick to Phillip and Ruth Dammarell Asplund. She grew up and attended school in Elk River, moving to Troy her senior year, and graduating from Troy High School. She attended Business College in Spokane before moving to California where she worked as a secretary in Berkeley and was there when the War ended. Betty returned to Troy and married Clyde L. Bohman in Moscow on October 19, 1946. They made their home in Troy where Clyde operated Clyde’s Mobil Service Station and Betty stayed home to raise her family.
Later she went to work for Dale McGahan Insurance Agency and retired from there after many years. Betty was a member of Troy Lutheran Church and was active in the Women’s Circles at the Church. She also was a Blue Bird and Cub Scout Leader, and a room mother when her children were in grade school. She had many friends in the Troy area, belonged to birthday club and was always on the go to ballgames and community events. She enjoyed camping and spending time in the woods. At home she had a telephone and was not afraid to use it. She was a good talker and a good listener and would probably say that the telephone was the world’s greatest invention.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Clyde in 1997, a brother, Roger Asplund and a brother-in-law, James Spencer.
Surviving are her sons, Craig (Sue) Bohman of Redmond, WA, Brian (Mara) Bohman of Leavenworth, WA, Brent (Denise) Bohman of Troy and a daughter, Susan (Randy) Geuin of Post Falls, two sisters, Lynda (Kenny) Sandquist of Troy, and Judy Spencer of Lewiston, a brother, Bruce (Carol) Asplund of Troy and a sister-in-law, Pat Gargas of Clarkston. Betty had 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, May 18, 2018 at Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow with Pastor Randall Nicolai officiating. Burial will follow at Burnt Ridge Cemetery with a luncheon at Troy Lutheran Social Hall afterward.
Viewing will be at Short’s Funeral Chapel on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM both days.
The family suggests memorials be made to Troy Lutheran Church or to the Troy Fire Department.