Obituary of Joe Artiach
Joe Artiach, 74, of Boise died surrounded by his beloved family in a Boise hospital on Sunday, June 16 from complications of COPD. He and his twin sister were born in Muxika,
After his education and service in the Spanish military, he made an adventurous trip to
His amazing work ethic was what made him strive to take on other business opportunities in his younger years and his most recent endeavor led him into the restaurant business with the establishment of the Leku Ona Restaurant and Hotel in 2005. This enterprise was his passion as it gave him the ultimate opportunity to be the outgoing and generous person that he was. Despite his many accomplishments, he was a humble man who was kindhearted to a fault. He loved golf, tennis, soccer and politics. His family and friends were his highest priority and his greatest treasure.
He married Miren Rementeria in
He is survived by his spouse, Miren and sons Aitor and Andoni; his twin sister, Milagros (Javier); sister Carmen (Julian); sister and brother-in law Begone and Lino Zabala of Boise; nieces and nephews Roberto and Laura Egurrola; Julen and Nagore Icazurriaga of the Basque Country and nieces Maite Zabala of Portland and Amaya Garcia (Asier) of Boise. He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws.
A viewing will be held at
The family expresses its sincere appreciation to the staff and doctors of St. Luke’s for the caring compassion shown to Joe and his family during his final illness.
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