Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Services Set for Clint Brooks Buxton

Clint Brooks Buxton, 85, passed away at home from congestive heart failure. His devoted wife, Mary, was by his side.

Brooks was born in Driggs, Idaho. He learned the value of hard work helping his parents on the family farm. While he served in the U.S. Navy for two years during World War II, his family moved to Moore, Idaho. There he met his sweetheart, Mary, at church. They continued their courtship into their college years. He attended Idaho State University and then the University of Utah, where Mary was studying. They married 61 years ago and started their home near Arco, where they have resided since.
Agriculture was his love. He would turn the fresh dirt over in his hand and take in the open vistas. He served on numerous boards, including Lost River School District, Lost River Co-op, fire district and the ASCS. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served as a bishop for seven years, as a high council member for 12 years, gospel doctrine teacher for 10 years, home teacher always and in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple for 17 years. Mary and Brooks also served a mission at the Idaho Falls Temple Visitors Center.
Brooks loved flying and earned his pilot's license. He also built and flew model airplanes. He loved the feeling of freedom that comes with soaring. He loved camping, especially at Redfish Lake with his family, as well as boating, chopping wood, building and watching fires, photography, fixing anything and everything and collecting flashlights. Brooks was a patriot, loving husband and father, a man of God, was honest in his dealings and thoughts, was loyal, hard working, funny, had a booming voice, was a dreamer, a pilot at heart, the best fire builder, a devoted, faithful, noncomplaining, tender-hearted, generous, CEO of Buxton farms, healer, listening ear, man of prayer, great hugger, fixer-upper and BEST dad and husband ever! Brooks is survived by his wife, Mary King; daughter-in-law, Johanna Buxton; children, Julie (Brett) Mortensen, David (Becky) Buxton, Lorie (Brian) Myers and Troy (Jill) Buxton; 22 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Brooks was preceded in death by his parents, Clint and Maude Buxton; daughter, Pauline; and sons, Roger Brooks and Val Kay Buxton. Family and friends are invited to honor Brooks from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Anderson Family Funeral Home, 2555 N. Highway 93 in Arco, Idaho. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, at the Arco LDS church with visitation at 10 a.m. Interment in Lost River Cemetery will follow. Published in Post Register on March 22, 2011

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