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Derek Lynn "Rick" Cantrell

May 10, 1960 ~ February 20, 2019 (age 58)

Buhl – Rick Cantrell, 58, of Buhl passed away on February 20th. Rick was born on May 10, 1960 in Twin Falls, ID to Derek and Georgia (Downey) Cantrell. He was raised on the farm north of Buhl where he started driving tractor at the age of seven and never stopped. He enjoyed a lot of good times with great friends farming on both sides of the canyon. Rick enjoyed playing sports while attending Buhl High School and excelled at football. His football team never lost a game. He graduated with the class of 1978.

Rick married Cynthia Ruffing the same year. They had two kids and were later divorced. He always said, “They were the best things I ever did.”

Rick stayed on the family farm and worked with his parents until their retirement. Jana (Gould) and Rick also purchased a farm nearby where they raised their kids. Rick and Jana enjoyed snowmobiling and traveling with friends. They separated in 2007.

Later in life, Rick took on a new adventure, and with his significant other, Chrissy Burrell, purchased Trouts Saloon. Rick always enjoyed a good Friday night and made a lot of memories with friends and family.

Rick is survived by his mother, Georgia; siblings, Shannon, Kurt (Lisa) and Tara Tandrow; his children, Leah (Alex) Reed and Cody (Lori) Cantrell; and his seven grandchildren, Cash, Abel, Lela, Cooper, Ella, Adele and Eleanor. Rick especially loved the time spent with his grandkids. Rick was preceded in death by his father, Derek Cantrell; nephew, Charlie; and great nephew, Kamdyn Cantrell.

A graveside service will be held at 3:30 pm, Friday, March 1, 2019 at the West End Cemetery. The family would like to invite everyone to a party, how Rick would have wanted it, at the Gala Event Center, 907 Main St. in Buhl after the service.

In lieu of flowers, buy your neighbor a drink.


Graveside Service

West End Cemetery
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