Ralph F. Barrett

Ralph F. Barrett
Ralph F. Barrett passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of January 12, 2015. Ralph was born January 19, 1937 in American Falls, Idaho to Johanna M. and David H. Barrett. He was the oldest boy and fourth child out of five.
Ralph grew up on a dairy farm in the Lake Channel area of American Falls. He graduated from American Falls High School in 1955. He joined the Army in August 1961 and obtained the rank of Private First Class before taking a hardship withdrawal in April of 1963 to be on the farm when his father became ill. He worked for Power County Implement and on the Bowler Ranch then was truck driver for Snake River Cattle. Ralph competed in rodeo as a bare-back and saddle-bronc rider.
In late 1970, Ralph “got his courage up” and asked Susan G. Clouser to marry him at the old railroad livestock corral. They were married on December 28, 1970 in Elko, NV. Together they had three children and Ralph had a daughter from a previous marriage. They also helped “raise” many of the kids’ friends and many consider Ralph to be a second Dad.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Susan; daughter Kaye Lynn Henderson; daughter Johanna Barrett; daughter Kathy (Johnny) Hernandez; son Jake Barrett; grandchildren Aubrey (Matt) Ferris, Skylar Henderson, Brianna (Shawn) Brunson, Heather (Jose) Lara-Hernandez, Noah Dossey, and Hope Dossey; and great grandchildren Kannon, Cedric, Baelee, Abriean, Adan, and Jocelyn; as well as many nieces and nephews and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Elsie Jarvis, sister Lois Goebel, brother-in-law Frank Goebel, sister-in-law Judy Barrett, and granddaughter Tambi-Dawn Barrett.
A memorial service with be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at the LDS Third and Fourth Ward building at 650 Pocatello Ave in American Falls, ID. A visitation will be held prior to the services beginning at 10 a.m. and graveside services to follow the service. A small luncheon will be served following internment at the LDS Third and Fourth Ward building.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com

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1 comment for “Ralph F. Barrett

  1. William (Bill) Goebel
    January 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Ralph was one of my two uncles. I never got much time to spend with him while I was growing up and through out his life. But even today I can hear his voice as he tells stories of his and ventures. One of my first memories of Uncle Ralph, He and Grand Pa David would come to Ashton and hunt Elk with My Dad. I can still hear the coffee pot perking and the smell of fresh coffee while they would sit around the breakfast table making their plans for the for the day. I think one of his favorite places to work cows was Humphrey up on Monida Pass near the Montana Boarder. I think he enjoyed the area for the forest and wildlife as he spoke about it a lot. I will miss him until we meet again beyond the veil.

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