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Rosary, funeral set for Governor's mother

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Posted at 10:47 AM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 12:57:42-05

A Rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Summers Funeral Home, 1205 W. Bannock Street in Boise for Regina Otter, the mother of Governor “Butch” Otter.

She died last weekend in southwest Idaho. She was 101.

According to the Governor’s spokesman, Jon Hanian, funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 7960 W. Northview St. in Boise.

Hanian said Monday the governor will likely be out of the office for the next few days.

The Republican governor regularly mentioned his mother in his annual address to lawmakers and affectionately described his parents as” tough and hardworking.”

Regina and her husband, Ben Otter, had nine children, including the governor.

(Associated Press contributed to this story.)