Jeffrey Boswell Owner of The Golden Goat (IL Capretto D’oro) Has Passed Away

by Steve Broback on December 10, 2008

This just landed in my in-box. This is a tragedy for Woodinville. The Golden Goat is a revered institution and Jeffrey was a great man.

Dear Friends Old and New:

It is with crushing pain in my heart that I would like to let you know that Jeffrey Boswell, owner of The Golden Goat/ IL Capretto D’oro passed out of this world.He was diagnosed on December the with acute leukemia and after everything humanly possible was done to save him he died on his own, after suffering a massive stroke. He died at 7.40 PM on December 9th.His family members and myself were with him.

I know that he would have wanted me to thank you all for your patronage over more than 13 years he has been the owner and chef in the restaurant, and that he would have wanted you to know he is not with us anymore. I know that all of you will miss him and all that he has created, the good times you had there, the food, the wine, and his presence there.

If any one would like to contact me in this matter please e-mail me directly at siminabus AT gmail DOT com.

Some of you do not know me by name, but if you came in his restaurant you know me from there, having been there to greet you for the past 6 years.

Thank you all again,

Simina Bus, host/server at the Golden Goat in Woodinville Washington

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Ahmet 07.23.09 at 9:54 pm

Hi Simina,

I just can not believe that Jeff is gone.
Great person. Nice time we had together. Can not forget all jokes and nice time we all had together. Golden Goat was my first job in USA and I can not forget it.

I am so sadden and still can not believe it.

bogard 12.10.09 at 9:55 pm

I was one of the cooks on the submarine that Jeff was on

the USS Sea Fox ss402

Shona Milne 12.11.09 at 8:56 am

It was a loss for Woodinville and the wine community.

Mary Ann Hutcheson Cooper 03.09.10 at 11:01 pm

I am so sad to learn of the death of my dear high school friend, Jeff. We attended Arcadia, CA HS and were constantly “ribbing one another” on a daily basis. My husband and I have eatten at the restaurent on two occasions when were were in the Woodenville area and Jeff and I shared some good laughs and stories of the past together. i will miss visiting with him when in the ares. We live in Sagle, ID now.

Devon 02.18.12 at 4:37 am

As his only daughter, I am devastated every time I read this. The loss of a father cannot be repaired. I cannot believe he is gone either, and it physically hurts me every day of my life. I am glad to know this has been recognized as it has been a surprising 3 years since he passed. I am purchasing a tombstone for my father soon and will have it placed in Woodinville. If you are interested in visiting his place, please reply. He deserves a memorial place, not just a wine tasting. Love you dad.

Shona Milne 03.02.12 at 9:23 am

Devon: People still ask about the Golden Goat so know that we also feel his loss. I lost my Dad when I was 19 and understand how you feel. Please let me know the information. Woodinville is sorely in need of the Golden Goat.

Devon 11.05.12 at 10:59 pm

Shona: I absolutely will. Still working out the location and such, but I shall let you know. Thanks for keeping him in your heart.

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