Heart of Treasure Valley

Heart of Treasure Valley

Through thick and thin, life and leukemia, Boise man’s art has been there

Roy Bosley has lived a good, long life. He’s lived and worked abroad, and throughout his life he’s pursued an avocation of artwork — oil painting, metal work, watercolors, wood carving. He recently learned he has leukemia and was given a prognosis of 90 to 120 days, so he’s counting down 100 days on the calendar, which is his wife’s birthday and a day before their 59th wedding anniversary.

Heart of Treasure Valley

Remembering Won Chang

In honor and remembrance of Won Chang, who once owned Korea House restaurant in Downtown Boise with his wife, Okhee. The Changs always let their light shine, despite adversity. Won had a stroke in 2006 and, without health insurance, they closed the restaurant. Won died April 28, 2017.

Heart of Treasure Valley

Married for 75 years

Ed and Georgia Smith, 95 and 92 years old, got married on the cusp of World War II, when they thought Ed was going to go off and be a fighter pilot. Ed suspects his father would have advised him to wait until after the war. And who’s to say they would have listened? The two will celebrate their 75th anniversary later this month. “It just all worked out,” says Georgia.

About Heart of the Treasure Valley

Katherine Jones

Know someone living “from the heart?” Idaho Statesman photojournalist Katherine Jones spotlights someone in the Treasure Valley who influences our lives not only by what they do, but how and why they do it. Do you know someone we should know? Call 377-6414 or email kjones@idahostatesman.com.

Videos

Battling cancer, Boise senior artist reflects on his life

Recently diagnosed with leukemia, Roy Bosley looks back on his life as an artist. Almost 85 years old, Bosley thinks it’s never too late to learn something new.
Yuqing Zhu yzhu@mcclatchy.com
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