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August 9, 1953 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Brad Rodgers passed away on February 3, 2023. He had been ill for a long time. Always a fighter, he never let all these diseases get him down. He amazed both doctors and nurses as he continued to beat the odds over the year.
Brad was born on August 9, 1953. He had amazing parents that gave him a long-lasting love of the outdoors. He loved to fish with his dad, and hunt and go camping. Water skiing in Klamath Lake in the summer and snow skiing in the winter were other activities he enjoyed. He was a ski patrol all through high school and in the summertime, he would work for cattle ranchers. He worked for the Johnstons, the ZX, Oxbow, and MC Ranches, just to name a few. Singing and playing drums with his band in high school was fun until the music started to make his mom’s plants look really sick, so his dad built a music room outside from the house to practice in. He went on to play with “Tommy Wasson and the Dew Drops.”
Soon after he graduated high school, he joined the Navy. He was assigned to the USS Agerholm, and always had great things to tell about the amazing ship and its crew.
Brad and Barb would have celebrated their 48-year anniversary next month. He was always with Barbara at every horse show or gaming event, and also participated in many of them. Brad was a great horseman who loved horses. The fact is, he bought Barb her first horse. And many more horses after that.
He loved the freedom you get from the riding on the back of a horse, or from riding a Harley down the open highway. He shared these passions with his children. He loved his family and always was there to support his son, Todd, and daughter, Tessa, in everything they did – from motorcross to rodeo to Tae Kwon Do and everything in between, he was their biggest fan and there to support them.
His grandchildren meant the world to him. He loved spending time with them and watching them ride horses or dirt bikes. Alyanna, Weston, Lane and Carson were so important to him. He loved them so much.
Brad had many friends. To him, they were all part of his extended family. His quick wit and comedian style personality would have you laughing at the true-life stories he would tell. He could turn a terrible situation into an entertaining adventure!
His passing has left an empty feeling his family and he will be dearly missed…
Graveside Services will be held 11:00 AM on Friday, February 9, 2024, at the Emmett Cemetery, Emmett, ID.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the DAV in Brad's memory.