Romaine Galey <I>Galey</I> Hon

Romaine Galey Galey Hon

Death 23 Dec 2006 (aged 80)
Burial Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Plot Section N 35-1
Memorial ID 17190137 · View Source
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Romaine Galey Hon, age 80, died on Dec. 23, 2006 of natural causes. Arrangements are under the Direction of Gibson Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held on her birthday, Jan. 28, 2007, with details to be announced later. Inurnment will be in the Galey family plot in Morris Hill Cemetery. Edith Romaine was born in her grandmother Galey's home in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 28, 1926, to Frank and Edith McGuire Galey. She spent her early childhood on the family ranch in Council, Idaho. When the family moved to Boise, she continued her schooling, graduating from Boise High School in 1943, where she was editor of the Boise High Light student newspaper. She graduated from the University of Idaho in 1947. Among her many activities, she was editor of the student newspaper, ÒThe Argonaut,Ó and was chosen for ÒWho´s Who in American Universities and Colleges.Ó Romaine married William Arnold Hon on Dec. 27, 1947 and they were divorced in 1965. They have one son. Romaine spent countless hours working on civic projects throughout the years. A few of them were: raising money for the first Bogus Basin Ski Lodge (now Bogus Creek Lodge), editing the famous ÒpurpleÓ Junior League cookbook, Red Cross Blood Program and the St. Luke´s Balls. She was editorial advisor for numerous cookbooks, the latest being ÒRocky Mountain Morning Glory,Ó a compilation of recipes from bed and breakfast inns in the Rocky Mountain States. Historic preservation was a passion of Romaine´s. She was instrumental in saving the Egyptian Theatre from demolition, moving and restoring the Bishops´ House and saving the Old Saint Alphonsus Hospital towers, which were later destroyed by an arsonist. These activities earned her several honors, including a lifetime membership in the Idaho Historical Auxiliary and being named a Distinguished Citizen in the Idaho Statesman in 1976. She was a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of the Idaho Historical Society. Although she was not Basque, Romaine assisted her dear friend, Adelia Simplot, in establishing the Basque Museum and Cultural Center. She was a charter member of the Board and loved watching the Basque Block evolve into an important part of Boise's culture. Romaine was a true journalist and was thrilled when, in 1982, The Idaho Statesman offered her the job of writing a cooking column and food articles. Her column was published every Wednesday for 21 years. Responses to articles about the famous Hill House Cinnamon Rolls and Red Velvet Cake were particularly large, as was anything she wrote about Murray's Drive-In and the Royal Restaurant. Romaine valued the friendships she developed with her readers and food editors and writers from all over the United States. She traveled extensively through Europe, Asia and Latin America, often writing about the food. Romaine was a long-time member of Hillcrest Country Club, Junior League of Boise, Delta Gamma, the Basque Museum and the Episcopal Church. Surviving Romaine are her son, William Galey Hon of Sarasota, Fla., her grandson, Joshua William Hon of Boise, her sister Dorothy "Dodo" Galey Hoover of Gainesville, Fla., her sister-in-law, Gwen Galey, nieces, Lynne Galey Richards, Gretchen Galey Graves, Laurie Galey Bell, all of Boise, Galey Hoover Gravenstein of Gainesville, Fla., nephew, Frank Hoover of Vero Beach, Fla., and cousins Tom and Phil Dater, of Boise, Emily Rowe, of Albuquerque, N.M. and Sheldon Coleman of Wichita, Kan.. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Maribel (Dodos identical twin), brother, Frank "Bud" Galey, Jr., nephew, Lee Hoover, and cousin, Galey Coleman. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity or to the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, 611 Grove St., Boise, ID 83702. Our family appreciates Adelia Simplot, Betti and Craig Newburn, and Romaine´s special tenants and caregivers who have been so loving and helpful to her, especially in the last few weeks. We thank you.

Published in the Idaho Statesman from 12/27/2006 - 12/28/2006.

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