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Brandon James Hoard

Dec. 16, 1995 - Sep. 11, 2021

Date of Service: Sep. 21, 2021

BURLEY – Brandon James Hoard, “B”, 25, passed away September 11, 2021, due to injuries sustained in a car accident in Walla Walla, Washington.

Brandon was born in Burley, Idaho, December 16, 1995. Brandon graduated from Universal Technical Institute in Avondale, Arizona, where he was able to pursue his love of anything with an engine. He worked for Lithia Ford in Boise, Idaho, before moving to Dayton, Washington, this spring to work on airplanes. Brandon loved his time spent around airplanes and helicopters, and was hoping to start working on getting his pilot’s license.

Brandon was preceded in death by his father, Michael Hoard. He is survived by his mother Lori; siblings, Ryan, Hailey, Christin, and Whitney (Gage) Telleria; grandparents, Roland and Lynda Glorfield; uncles, Jeff (Karen) Hoard and Shane Glorfield; aunt, Debbie (Bob) Schmid; cousins, Landon, Kaylyn, and Kyra Schmid; and beloved extended family.

Brandon loved spending holidays with loved ones, yearly family adventures to Redfish Lake, fishing at Jubilee Lake, his Volkswagen Golf, making friends stay out way later than they should, sleeping through thirty-five alarms in the morning (including one to remind him to brush his teeth and “showa”), and bowling more games than one would think humanly possible. He hated vegetables and working on recalls for Lithia Ford. Not necessarily in that order.

Brandon took fashion sense from no one. His everyday look included a T-shirt that was two sizes too large, distressed jeans that were more distress than jean, and a backwards baseball cap that was so worn down his ears would poke out the sides.

Brandon had a lust for life that was infectious. He always brought up the mood at any gathering. He was the center of entertainment; something Brandon vied for his entire life. He was always the comedian, the joker, and the class-clown. He would do anything and everything to get a smile out of someone. But truth be told, it was hard not to smile around him anyway.

Brandon excelled at nearly everything he tried. He was an accomplished swimmer, a talented mechanic, the last person you would want to bet against in bowling, amazing at finding studs through a sheetrock wall, and he is, and always will be, the greatest friend someone could ask for. Brandon would do anything for his friends, no matter how ridiculous the request. He could not say, “no” to a friend in need. He would rather spend his entire day trying to make someone else happy than take a single minute for himself. He was the most caring, compassionate, and loving person. Anyone that had the absolute pleasure of meeting him can attest to that.

Our hearts are broken, but we place him into the loving hands of our Father and our Blessed Mother and we look forward to seeing him again.

The holy rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. Both the rosary and Mass will be held at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, located at 802 F Street in Rupert. Burial will follow at Rupert Cemetery.

Following the burial a light lunch will be served for family and friends at Snake River Bowl/ Puder’s Pizza, 725 Minidoka Ave., in Burley.

The family suggests memorials be directed to Cross Catholic Outreach (crosscatholic.org) - a Catholic outreach ministry for the poor; or to St. Nicholas Catholic Parish, 802 F St., in Rupert, to assist in purchasing new pews for the church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home of Burley.

Condolences for Brandon James Hoard

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From LaVonna Dayley:
Lori - my heart breaks for you as you have had to endure so much and I can't imagine the loss of a child. He sounds like he was an absolutely wonderful young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From Jeff and Karen Hoard:
It’s always extremely hard to see a young person like B that was so full of life, truly a nice productive and loved young man stopped so suddenly! In Job 14:5 and Psalms 139:16 the scriptures say that our days are determined by God and even or we knew we would only have B for such a short time we would still have to God “yes, please give us B”. Although losing him hurts something terrible he was certainly worth having as our nephew and we thank God for giving him to us as our nephew for the 25 years he did and we want to thank everyone for their love and support for the entire Hoard family.
From Kristen Haxby:
Lori and family, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort. I can’t imagine your pain. What an amazing young man he must have been. Love to you all.
From Brady:
I’ll never go to Redfish again without thinking of you Brandon. You’re golden forever now. I can’t wait to see you again and play the best game of cosmic bowling together. I can’t even imagine the glory you are enveloped in right now. T’ill we meet again brother.

Lori and family: Brandon will be alive in our hearts until Kingdom come. Then, comes the most glorious reunion imaginable. Have faith in God and His plan and purpose. Progression is endless. Praise God. I Love you all.
From Mike and Rita Praegitzer:
Our hearts broke when we hear this news. May God wrap his arms around you all during this very difficult time. May you find comfort in all the good memories you shared with Brandon. God Bless you all!
From Carol Shockey:
My heart goes out to his family and friends. May you find comfort in your faith and knowing you will be reunited.
From Yolanda Garcia:
Brandon went to West when I worked there. I can’t believe it’s been that long. It so hard for your children to go before you, but God has a plan and knows what’s best. I understand your heart is broken but we do heal. Prayers and love go with you. Mrs. Garcia
From Yolanda Garcia:
Brandon went to West when I worked there. I can’t believe it’s been that long. It so hard for your children to go before you, but God has a plan and knows what’s best. I understand your heart is broken but we do heal. Prayers and love go with you. Mrs. Garcia
From Alan & Colleen Johnson:
So sad to lose a wonderful young man this way, but we know God has an eternal plan for Brandon! May God comfort his family and bless them with his peace! Our prayers are with you all during the coming days!
From Deann Mills:
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are sent to you and your family. Love you dear cousin.
From Alan & Colleen Johnson:
So sad to loose a wonderful young man this way, but we know God has an eternal plan for Brandon! May God comfort his family and bless them with his peace! Our prayers are with you all during the coming days!

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