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Donald Keith "DJ" Bos

August 7, 1942April 24, 2020

Donald “DJ” 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 lose they were still his pride and joy.

He was 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


Donald Keith "DJ" Bos

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Daniel Hughes

May 3, 2020

Having the opportunity to partner with DJ and Monia on our Thoroughbred horses remains one of the best blessings I could imagine the good fortune to have . I will always fondly remember trips with DJ checking out our mares, foals , yearlings and horses in training . His judgment, about horses and people , never ceased to amaze me . His decency , thoughtfulness and sense of humor came naturally to him . DJ was a horseman’s horseman but an even better human being .

Marlene Stoops

April 29, 2020

Until we meet again, Cuz. We haven't seen one another for awhile, but our FB chats and your humorous/political posts will certainly be missed. Lots of memories, too, of our childhood together in Hastings.


Ty Bos

April 28, 2020

I love you always and not a day will go by where I don't miss you. Thank you for the time we had. Still to this day, this is one of my favorite pictures of us...
Ty Ryan

Terri Howell

April 28, 2020

I loved DJ. He was so much fun to hang out with. He’s the kind of guy that was easy to get to know and there was no pressure. I’m so sorry!
Mona, you are loved more than you know! Prayers friend🙏🏻

Linda Burns

April 28, 2020

DJ was a dear friend and all of us that knew and loved him will miss him very much. Rest In Peace my friend! 🙏