Rex Eugene was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on August 30, 1949 to Larry R and D Jeanne (Stutzman) Sackett. He attended Twin Falls High School graduating in 1967. In. 1969, Rex married Sharon Straughn beginning 52 years of friendship, love, and laughter.
Rex enlisted in the Navy in 1968 and served on fast-attack submarines and as an instructor in anti-submarine warfare retiring in 1988. During that time he earned his Masters in Software Development. He was employed at Hewlett Packard Printer Division (Boise) from 1990 retiring in 2005.
Rex is survived by his wife Sharon and his siblings: Dona Fuchs (Ed), Doug Pollow (Jim England), Mike Schlagenhauf (Lisa), Lori Schmahl. Sister and Brother-in-law Linda and Bruce Castoe and Nancy and Kip Wood; 10 Nieces and Nephews; 9 Great Nieces and Nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Sackett and Jeanne Schlagenhauf, and father-in-law Kenneth Straughn.
Rex passed peacefully of an aneurysm, on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at his beloved vacation home in Hells Canyon sitting on his deck napping and watching the birds with a favorite t-shirt on that read "So many fish, so little time." He loved fishing for bass with his wife, family and friends on Brownlee, Oxbow, and Hells Canyon reservoirs. He spent his winters golfing in Las Vegas. As a hobby, Rex enjoyed making fishing rods for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family ask to please consider a donation to your local PBS (Public Broadcasting Station). A gathering for friends and relatives to celebrate Rex’s life with Sharon and each other is planned for 2022 in Hells Canyon. Details will be sent out as the date and time nears. On line condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com