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Wanda Lou Bock

Died: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Gathering of Family and Friends

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

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Wanda Lou Bock, 82, passed away December 4, 2018 with her family by her side.

Wanda was born November 13, 1936 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Howard and Ruby (Madsen) Sortor. 

Wanda attended schools in Firth, Idaho Falls, American Falls and Pocatello, graduating from Pocatello High School in 1954.  One of the many things Wanda enjoyed in high school was to roller skate and go to the Saturday night dances at the Deleta. On November 10, 1954, Wanda was with her girlfriend, who drove to a birthday celebration for the United States Marine Corp, to pick up her boyfriend. Wanda was introduced to Orville Bock.  Sparks were lit that evening and they never went out again.

Wanda married Orville on January 2, 1956 just before Orville left with the Marines for his transfer to Hawaii. Wanda met him there 9 months later. There were 3 daughters born in this marriage; Vicki Lou (Jim) Root, Bobbi Jean Bock (Jeff Murray) and Sheri Jo (Brent) Miller.  Wanda and Orville sealed their marriage for all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 5, 1969.

Wanda loved being a homemaker.  She kept a beautiful warm home for her family. She told her girls that she believed that how one cares for their home is how they care for their family.  Wanda was also an avid and excellent seamstress. She proudly had sewn all her 3 girls clothing when they were young. At times, not only did the girls wear matching outfits, but Wanda would make one for herself to match with her girls.  They all looked like they had just walked off of a fashion runway. Wanda also enjoyed crocheting dollies; especially on the summer camping trips that Orville would take the girls on while he travelled all over Idaho and Montana; while fly fishing his favorite streams.  All the girls have dollies made by Wanda and to this day there are beautiful dollies all over their homes in every room.

Most of all, Wanda loves her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

Surviving family is:

Vicki Lou Root, Bobbi Jean Bock and Sheri Jo Miller – daughters

Tony Bock, Andrew Cominotti, Jared Peterson, Chantyl Peterson, Mary Lou Robley and Savanya Peterson – grandchildren

Charlie Cominotti, Daegen Cominotti, Aspen Cominotti and Penny Lou Roberts – great-grandchildren.

4 sisters

1 brother

Preceded in death by:

The love of life and all eternity, Orville Bock


1 granddaughter

3 half brothers

2 sisters

1 niece

A viewing will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 9-10 am at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID.

Burial will follow at the Sheridan Montana Cemetery.


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Becky Neilsen
   Posted Mon December 10, 2018
Vicki and family,
My most sincere condolences on your loss. Please let me know if I can help in any way.
Love you,

Williams Family
   Posted Mon December 10, 2018
The death of a loved one is the most devastating experience a family can face. At times, the pain of the loss will seem unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief. Questions will come up about why do we suffer and die? Please go to www.jw.org to get satisfying answers to these and other questions about life. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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