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Joseph "Joey" Bokma

September 19, 1970 — July 13, 2022

HAGERMAN

Joseph “Joey” Daniel Bokma, 51, passed away unexpectedly on July 13, 2022 due to a tragic farm accident. Joey was born to Harry and Flora Bokma in Upland, California, on September 19, 1970.

He spent the first four years of his life in Chino, California, where he developed an extra special relationship with his grandfather “Opa” Daniel Weeda. Opa and Joey went on walks every day as soon as Joey learned to walk.

In 1974, Joey and his family moved to a dairy farm in Buhl, Idaho. The dairy was a place of adventure and learning. From a young age, he was introduced to the varied responsibilities of the business. He worked side-by-side with his dad, not only on the daily tasks of dairying but also on a multitude of projects and improvements connected to the business. He loved those projects and quickly developed a wide range of skills in mechanics and construction.  In addition to the education he received on the dairy, all his of his formal schooling from kindergarten to his senior year was at Castleford School. Joey liked his school years; he made friends easily and enjoyed participating in FFA, playing the trumpet in band, and playing for the football team.

In October of 1999, Joey moved from the Buhl dairy to the dairy in Hagerman. He quickly fell in love with the Hagerman Valley and its people. He liked hanging out with friends, shooting pool, and shooting the breeze.

Joey nurtured many hobbies. From fences, to car trailers, and from bookshelves to speaker boxes, he had an affinity for designing and fabricating projects from scratch. He enjoyed working and took pride in jobs well done. He loved fast cars, loud music, and fine things. At younger ages he served as bat-boy for his dad's softball team, a duty he took very seriously. He remained an avid sports fan throughout his life. As an adult he enjoyed softball, bowling, golfing, playing pool, and throwing corn hole. Free time meant movies, watching sports, and hanging out with friends and family. He adored his little dog, Pepper.

Joey had a kind and quiet soul. He was shy and avoided conflict. He wasn’t big on words, but he had a huge heart. His sudden departure has left a gap in so many people’s lives.

Joey is survived by his grandmother, Adriana Weeda of Ontario, California; parents, Harry and Flora Bokma of Buhl, Idaho; sisters, Adriana (Bradley) Mohr of Lewiston, Idaho; and Elly (Robbie) Loman of Castleford, Idaho; brothers, Peter Bokma of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and Jake (Verení) Bokma of Buhl, Idaho. Joey also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, Lizzie Loman, Grace Loman, Kaya Mohr, Ava Mohr, Ben Mohr, Karis Bokma, Liam Bokma, Waylon Bokma, Sofia Bokma, and Nicolas Bokma.

Joey was preceded in death by his infant-brother, Peter William Bokma; grandparents, Daniel Weeda, Pete Bokma, and Djo Bokma; aunt, Elly Hilt; and his uncle Jake Weeda.

A private graveside service will be at Buhl West End Cemetery, Friday, July 22, 2022. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Twin Falls Reformed Church, 1631 Grandview Drive, Twin Falls, Idaho.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Hagerman Quick Response Unit, Care of Hagerman Fire Protection District, P.O Box 336 Hagerman, Idaho 83332.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Joey’s memorial webpage at www.farmerfuneralchapel.com.

 

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