BOISE, Idaho — A family is still trying to come to grips with how they lost an 87-year-old wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Florence Goar died on February 27 after she and her husband Bob were hit by an SUV while they were walking in a crosswalk at the intersection of Milwaukee and Northview in West Boise.
Bob Goar was seriously injured.
“They never wanted to be apart from one another,” the couple's daughter, Donna Walker said. “It's surreal because two weeks ago we were talking about coming to Boise to help them celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary and my dad will be turning 90.”
Walker, who lives in Colorado, says she and her family are now planning a memorial service for her mother and hospice care for her father.
Walker says the couple loved current events, their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They also loved walking around the block and to the grocery store, arm in arm.
On Wednesday, the family told KTVB that Bob Goar’s condition is getting worse.
“He knows he's not at home and he keeps asking and saying ‘I want to go home, I want to go home’ and sometimes he will remember the crash, the accident and says ‘I’ve got to go find my Florence,”’ Walker said. “He just knows something has happened, but I don’t think he can process it.”
The family says the 89-year-old will be released to hospice care so that he can die at the home he and his wife have made memories in since 1973.
”He didn’t want to pass away in a hospital surrounded by strangers he wanted to be at home surrounded by loved ones,” Walker said.
A memorial will be held on Saturday for Florence.
Meantime, investigators are re-creating the scene and hoping to speak with a potential witness in this deadly crash.