Brent Merlin Rawlings

Born: Tue., Nov. 30, 1943
Died: Thu., Jul. 21, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 26, 2016
Location: Webb Funeral Home

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Wed., Jul. 27, 2016
Location: Fairview First Ward Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 27, 2016
Location: Fairview First Ward Chapel

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Brent Merlin Rawlings passed away peacefully at his home on July 21, 2016 in Fairview, Id. Brent was born November 30, 1943 to Merlin and Erma Rawlings in Fairview Idaho at the family home. His birth was a special event because he was accompanied by a twin brother whom they named Kent. They spent their youth growing up and working on the family farm together. Brent played baseball throughout his high school years. He graduated from Preston High School in 1962 and later attended Rick’s College. Also in 1962 Brent met his high school sweetheart Suzanne Strong whom he later married on October 1st 1965. They had 3 children Billy, Brenda, and Russel.

Brent was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served as a high priest.

Brent enjoyed farming with his brother Kent and also enjoyed playing “Church Ball”. Brent was happiest hunting and spending time in the mountains. Brent is survived by his wife Suzanne, his two sons Billy and Russel, nine grandchildren, his brother Kent and his sister June Wilson. He was preceded in death by his daughter Brenda Rawlings Bustos, his parents and six siblings.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fairview First Ward Chapel with Bishop Kip Rawlings conducting.  Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 8th East, Preston, Idaho and Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.  Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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kaye anderson
   Posted Mon July 25, 2016
I am so sad about Brent's death. He was always so nice to me in high school. My sincere condolences to all of you.

Beverly Hart
   Posted Mon July 25, 2016
Suzanne, I am so, so sorry to hear of Brent's passing . That's got to be so hard for you and your kids. May God comfort you at this hard time in your life.

Don and Patsy
   Posted Mon July 25, 2016
Our best to you and your family at this time. Uncle Eldon said that Brent
was a "Mans Man" after he met him.

David Elwell
   Posted Mon July 25, 2016
Suzanne sorry to hear about the passing of you good friend and husband. He will be missed by many.

Dwight and Brenda Rawlings
   Posted Mon July 25, 2016
We were so sorry to hear of Brent's passing. Dwight's mom enjoyed being your neighbor and thought a lot of you and your family. Dwight remembers playing with Brent as a kid growing up. Hugs to you and your family.

Spencer A. Cranney
   Posted Tue July 26, 2016

Dear Suzanne and family,

Anita and I were very saddened to learn of Brent’s passing. Inevitable, that this event will visit each of us in the course of our lives. Unknown when it will come. Sad when it does. However, it is, after all, a glorious step in our eternity. I would assume you, as a family, have gathered around each other at this very important time. That the grandchildren are being taught lessons of life and of the eternities. That memories are being shared, even with tears welling up in eyes and accompanying lumps in throats. All signs of love. It is wonderful that you are near each other to support one another and accept the great privilege and responsibility of caring for your Brent.

Years back, the day came that he, a miracle of miracles, entered into his mortality and with him came great joy and happiness for his mother and father and so many others. And thus, it has been. He has proven himself over the years as a wonderful son, a great brother, a true and faithful husband, a super dad, a loving grandfather, a kind friend and neighbor. He has a great work ethic, intellect, charisma and charm. Grace and dignity are his to claim. A stalwart in keeping the faith and progressing its cause. He has been an icon, a wonderful mentor and example of perseverance to so many. But most of all, he must be happy for the person he has become. He is the epitome of Celestial Manliness. He was, indeed, an Angel amongst us!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our memories have become vivid as we think back and remember our good friend, Brent. Bless you all!

With humble respect, Spencer & Anita Cranney . . . . . . . . . North Las Vegas, NV

The Willenborgs
   Posted Tue July 26, 2016
You and your family are in our thoughts. Our condolences on the passing of your father. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.
The Willenborgs
(Epworth, IA)

   Posted Fri July 29, 2016
We learned of the passing of Brent, so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort and peace are being sent your way from Lyle & Pam Rich.

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