Memorial for Rollins Jan. 18

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A celebration of life for Bobbi Rollins, who served on the Post Falls Urban Renewal Commission since 2006 until her death on Saturday, will be held on Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 501 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene.

Urban renewal colleagues said Rollins was recently diagnosed with cancer and had taken treatment. They said she initially was doing well after the treatment before returning to the hospital. Rollins was 70.

"I worked with Bobbi for the past five years on the commission and always found her to be looking for ways to make things better," said Tom Lien, executive director of the Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency. "She was not only passionate about her involvement with urban renewal, but also her other activities."

Rollins was appointed to the commission in October 2006 and has served as chairwoman for the past four years. Her term ends December 2017.

Jerry Baltzell, the commission's vice-chairman, will serve as interim chairman until a new chairman is elected in the near future.

Rollins, a Post Falls resident since 1998, served on several boards, including for chambers of commerce, church, golf and business entities. 

Rollins attended college at Oregon State University and the University of Idaho before joining Sterling Codifiers, a family-owned business that she later owned and operated for 41 years. The firm reviews and organizes ordinances for city and county governments in several states.

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