Felix Aramburu passed away peacefully at his home with his wife, Linda, by his side on March 19th. He was born in Aulesti, Spain to Luciano Aramburu and Fabiana Urquidi and was the oldest of three siblings.
On August 23,1955 at the age of 17, Felix set foot on a Trans World Airlines flight destined for the United States. With help from his Tio, Tony Urquidi, he began his work career at Sunshine mine in Kellogg, Idaho. His career took many paths but his passion for hard work and driving trucks led to him owning his own trucking company. Felix operated Aramburu Trucking from April of 1967 to August of 1980. Felix continued driving trucks for other companies until his retirement in July of 2000.
Felix met the love of his life, Linda Peacock, on December 31, 1961 while at the Jump Creek Sheep Company’s New Year’s Eve party. On February 16, 1963, Felix and Linda were married. As Felix would recall, he was docked a day’s wages for that day. In February of this year, Felix and Linda celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Spending time with his 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren gave Felix the greatest joy. Felix had many milestones, but one of his proudest moments was the day he received his United States Citizenship. With great support and help from Linda, Felix became a United States Citizen in September 1972.
Felix is survived by his wife, Linda, his four children, Tony (Darla) Aramburu, Rudy (Amy) Aramburu, Ruby (Vic) deBoer, and Felix Jr. (Rachelle) Aramburu, his nine grandchildren, Douwe (MacKenzie) deBoer, Morgan (Alec) Aramburu, Nathan (Marysa) deBoer, Rachel Aramburu, Chase Aramburu, Grant Aramburu, Lauren Aramburu, Hadley Aramburu, and Owen Aramburu, along with his two great grandchildren, Oihana deBoer and Eneko deBoer. He is preceded in death by his brother, Jose Aramburu (2013), sister, Begonia Aramburu (1990), and parents, Luciano Aramburu and Fabiana Urquidi.
Special thanks to family members who provided loving care, support, and compassion for Felix. The Aramburu Family would also like to thank MultiCare Home Health, Keystone Health, and Anna with Home Care and Associates for the wonderful care they provided.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Homedale Basque Center (333 S Main St, Homedale, ID 83628) on Saturday, May 21 from 1-4pm.
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