Bert Lee Rackham
Bert was born May 9, 1938, in Thornton, Idaho, to Ezra and Marie Clements Rackham. His family moved to Lorenzo, Idaho, where he attended elementary school. They later moved to Rigby, Idaho, where he graduated from high school in May of 1958. He married Donalyn Briggs on April 10, 1959. They had four children, Laurie, Blain, Sheryl and Thomas. Bert and Donalyn lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho; Seattle, Wash.; and finally settled in Twin Falls, Idaho. Bert worked a variety of jobs with Boeing Aircraft and custodial positions.
He was medically retired at age 47. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bert volunteered in Boy Scouts and helped coach boy’s basketball teams.
Bert is survived by his wife, Donalyn; children, Laure (Jim) Todd, Blaine (Yvonne) Rackham and Sheryl (Glenn) McCullough; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Milton (Carol) Rackham of Michigan, James (Kathy) Rackham of Moses Lake, Wash., LeRoy Rackham of Ririe and Albert Rackham of Rigby; and a sister, Myrtle (Bob) Williams of St. Anthony, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister; a son, Thomas; a granddaughter, Shawna; and a grandson, Shane.
A viewing for Bert will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Rosenau Funeral Home in Twin Falls. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Harrison LDS Church, 667 Harrison St. in Twin Falls. Burial will be at the Twin Falls Cemetery