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Brent Smith Lowder

Feb. 21, 1951 - Jun. 25, 2017

Date of Service: Jul. 1, 2017

Brent Smith Lowder, 66, of Grace, Idaho, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017, surrounded by his family in Soda Springs, Idaho.

Brent was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all. Brent was preceded in death by his son, Jared Lowder; and parents, Robert and Nelda Lowder. Brent is survived by his wife, Janice of 38 years; son, Bradley (Wendy) Lowder; daughters, Brittany Lowder and Jami Morris; siblings, Robert Jr (Kay) Lowder, Dennis (Sharon) Lowder, Rodney (Marsha) Lowder, Judy (George) Allen, Karla (Brent) Wilson, Cindy (Loren) Smith, DelRay (Wendy) Lowder; six grandchildren, T’Kiya Cheever, D’Karri Cheever, Kristian Morris, Brok Morris, Robert Morris, and Tobias Morris; and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Brent grew up in Acequia, Idaho and graduated in 1969 from Minico High School before going to Ricks College. He served two years in the Australia Melbourne Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brent received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in Special Education from Idaho State University. As an educator, Brent taught elementary special education for 26 years in both Utah and Idaho until his health forced him to retire in 2015. Brent loved the outdoors, gardening and horticulture, snowmobiling, and was an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. He also enjoyed being with his family and extended family and looked forward to the time they spent together. Brent was a sincere and genuine individual, always willing to help others.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Huntsman Cancer Center, Access Homecare & Hospice, and the many people who have prayed, visited or expressed loving concern, service, and support to Brent.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 pm at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, Idaho on Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1 from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. at the Emerson LDS ward building. Funeral services for Brent will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Emerson chapel, located at 127 S. 950 W., Paul, Idaho. Brent will be laid to rest at the Paul Cemetery.