Levi Joseph Bobbitt, 28, died at Oregon Health Sciences University hospital in Portland Jan. 4, 2009.
He was born Sept. 2, 1980, in Enterprise to Carl and Debbie Bobbitt. He had one younger sister, Hannah.
Levi attended school in Joseph, graduating with the class of 1998. He seemed to touch the lives of everyone when he was diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 17.
During the time of this battle, he began his own internet website, sharing his story as he went through it until he won. From that point on, Levi continued to maintain his site and help other people suffering from cancer. Little did he know that his talents, shown through this website, would grow to be his career. He soon had his own business, LB Productions, where he was a website developer, computer tech and videographer. Levi continued growing his business for just under 10 years.
During this time, he took a lot of pride in teaching younger kids what he knew, as well as always leaving his door open for anyone who needed a place to go, a friend to talk to or even guidance on what path to follow.
He also enjoyed taping the Joseph High School football games; he wouldn't miss them.
Levi spent many hours on Wallowa Lake with his friends and family in the evenings and on the weekends during the summer.
Levi was always willing to donate his time to help others, including being a part of the Relay for Life put on by the American Cancer Society.
In October 2007 Levi moved to Salem, where he took the job of technology coordinator for Oregon Department of Transportation. Just a few months later, he was promoted to web developer for the Trip Check website. Unfortunately, due to illness, he didn't get to experience much time in the career he was so proud of.
Levi put on a fight to the very end. He continued to help others when he couldn't even help himself. He was a loving son, brother and friend, and will continue to be part of us all and never be forgotten.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Levi's honor of Joseph from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise. It will include a finger food potluck, with punch provided.