Rockey’s obit: The greatest life story ever told

The obituary honoring the life of Rockey Lee Burkholder written by Dr. Marty Becker, DVM, should be required reading for everyone living here in Boundary County. I have never read such a truthful, heartrending account of one’s life, ever.

Quite simply, it is a masterpiece.

Thank you, Marty. You surgically degaussed every social preconception that society has imposed upon it’s most-vulnerable members.

Rockey was everything you said about him, and more. In my eyes, Rockey pulled his own (and that was a lot of) weight. He was the personification of turning lemons into lemonade.

Again, thank you for exposing the two proverbial turds-in-a-well who cast shade upon Rockey at every opportunity. That took courage and was a long-time-coming. I, as well, know who they are. History will reveal who is remembered.

I hope, someday soon, to see a big, fat rock somewhere here in town emblazoned with Rockey’s ever-round, smiling face as a tribute for all times. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

Marty, thank you for revealing your humanity.

Gerald B. Higgs
Bonners Ferry

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