Hernan Edgardo Navarro was born in Santiago, Chile, on April 1, 1938. He is the youngest of three brothers and is survived by Victoria Navarro, his wife of 56 years; three sons, Hernan Jr., Claudio and Marcos; two daughters, Mariana and Christina; five grandchildren, Amanda and Nicholas Navarro, and Spencer, Alexander and Daniel Feldner; and his many animal friends.
He became an American citizen on February 21, 2008. Part of Hernan's heart always remained with Chile, but he also loved his adopted country very much. Hernan had a very creative spirit. He loved to work with his hands ~ from painting, coloring, ceramics, working on puzzles, to building award-winning model lighthouses and birdhouses, in addition to always working on home projects. He was an advocate for animals, a lover of music, fine art, nature and playing chess with his eldest son Hernan, Jr. He also had a passion for soccer, going on bike rides, traveling and loved skiing at Bogus Basin.
Aside from family, Hernan was also motivated by a strong work ethic. He was employed for over 25 years with the World Bank in Washington, D.C. In 1998, he relocated with his wife and youngest daughter to retire in Boise, Idaho. He then enjoyed 10 years working at Boise State University.
Despite his list of merits, Hernan is best known for his kindness, generosity and compassionate spirit. He was everyone's friend and always sought to make new friends wherever he went.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to CurePSP, https://www.psp.org.