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Robert Hugh Stoddard

November 21, 2022

Robert Hugh Stoddard, 72, Bonners Ferry passed away on November 12, 2022. Bonners Ferry services were held at November 19. Prosser service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1835 Highland Drive, Prosser, Washington, at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 29.

Robert was born on April 27, 1950, in Pocatello to Jack and Marie Stoddard. In his own words, he lived a charmed childhood growing up as a real cowboy on a ranch in Lava Hot Springs. In his younger years, Robert was his father’s shadow; it was his number one priority to grow and learn at his father's side.

He graduated from Marsh Valley High School and later attended Snow College, where he played football.

In the late 1970s he was a herdsman at University of Idaho, where he received his degree in education. He married Jodi Michelle Flesher, March 30, 1989, in Prosser, Washington, where he began teaching at Paterson Elementary School, where he taught for 29 years. During that time, he received his Master’s in Education Administration from Heritage University. He wore many hats; teacher, principal, superintendent, janitor and bus driver. He touched the lives of many students, parents and coworkers. It was one of his biggest joys in life.

Immediately following retirement and the graduation of their youngest son in 2015, Robert and Jodi started their new journey in North Idaho, settling in Bonners Ferry. He quickly found himself missing teaching and began working in the schools of Boundary County, again finding great joy and touching the lives of many.

He served faithfully for years within his church congregations at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving as a true disciple of Christ.

He is survived by his wife Jodi, sons David (Sandy) Stoddard, Shawn Stoddard, Aaron (Dacia) Moses, Tyson (Stacey) Thomson, Crandall Thomson, Ethan (Carmen) Stoddard, Eli (Cintia) Stoddard and Robert (Emma) Stoddard, grandchildren Mitsuko (Nick Hughes) Stoddard, Avery, Carys, Jocelyn, Eben, Brinton, Spencer, Taylor, Aezlee, Emelyne, Hallie, Micah, Pyper, Hattie, Jace, Ian, Sadie, Clancy, Abram and Eliza, siblings Peggy Stewart and Jackie (Kevin) Peterson, former wife Nancy Nadolski and many other special family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Marie Stoddard, brother Gary Stoddard and brother-in-law Rex Stewart.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either BoCo Backpacks or Mustangs for Mustangs.

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