Obituary: Donald Bos

Donald Bos passed away Friday, April 24th, 2020.    He was a true horseman and cowboy for the majority of his life.  DJ rode bulls in rodeos in his younger days living in the Southwest.  He embarked on a horse training career after rodeo, working for several Quarter Horse ranches early in his horse training career in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, finding his way to North Carolina to work for a large Quarter Horse farm where he trained local and AQHA Congress Champions.  His greatest joy was fitting and showing fine halter horses.

In the years after training for others he made his way to Atlanta, Georgia where he met his wife of 35 years Monia Colley Bos.  They enjoyed training, showing and riding their own horses on local and national circuits.

His next career was sales.  He worked for Cable TV Supply in the earlier years of Cable TV where he was a national sales manager before moving to Auburn, Alabama to join another cable TV equipment manufacturer.  Continuing his sales career after their moving to Alabama he joined Network Telephone where he garnered many sales awards before joining Crosby Electric TEGG sales, marketing electrical preventive maintenance services till his retirement.

Horses still played a big part in his life even in retirement when he became a partner in Robin Lane Thoroughbreds.  He played an invaluable part in finding, buying and monitoring the training of many Louisiana and Kentucky thoroughbred racehorses with his partners.  He thoroughly enjoyed watching his horses go to the racetrack and compete.  Win or loose they were still his pride and joy.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald & Katherine Bos, step mom Lavonda Bos and great niece Nicole Bierman

DJ is survived by his wife and best friend Monia Colley Bos, his children, Ty Ryan Bos, Choya Bos, Co Austin (Sara) Bos, all of Redding, CA; 3 granddaughters.  Brothers Robert (Michelle) Bos, Jeff (Shelly) Bos, his sister Sandra (Don) Bierman, all of Grand Haven, MI.  Niece Melissa (Jeff) Molitor of Grand Haven, MI, Nephew, Christopher (Christina) Bos, Lake Zurich, IL, Nephew, Jeremy (Jessica) Bos, Houghton, MI, Niece Samantha Bierman, Grand Haven, MI and Niece Kameron Bos, Grand Haven, MI.  Great Nephew, Keaghan Bos, Great Nieces, Neveah and Brynlee Bos, Lake Zurich, IL