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Brent Martin Hosman

January 11, 1960 — March 1, 2024


Brent Martin Hosman, 64, of Buhl, ID, passed away March 1, 2024, at University of Utah Hospital due to complications of surgery. He was born January 11, 1960, in Bowman, ND, to Lew Meade and Kathleen (Rowley) Hosman. He was the 2nd of 4 children: Michael David, Brent Martin, Lenore Kathleen, and James Meade.

When Brent was a young child, his family lived in North Dakota and then Wyoming. When he was 4 years old, they moved to Meadow, Utah where Brent spent his school years, graduating from Millard High School in 1978. Throughout his youth Brent loved playing baseball, football, and other sports, but his true love was basketball. Eager to practice as much as possible, he cut a hole in the bottom of a bushel peach basket and set it up high on a pole so he could practice his shot. His efforts paid off and Brent enjoyed a successful high school basketball career. Millard High’s varsity team won the state basketball championship in his senior year and Brent was named Utah’s Most Valuable Player. He went on to play for Southern Utah State University until his career was cut short due to a severe ankle injury. However, he continued to greatly enjoy playing basketball throughout most of his life in community settings. He also coached his own kids as well as others in the skills he was so good at.

Brent was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all of his life. From 1979-1981 he served as a full-time missionary for his church in the Idaho, Boise Mission. It was there that he met his future wife, Farah Lee Olsen of Buhl, Idaho. They served in the same zone together and Brent determined that after they had both returned home from missionary service he would contact her, which he did, and she was quite happy about it. The rest is history.

Brent and Farah were married in the Manti Utah LDS Temple on August 22, 1981. The first years of their marriage were spent in Boise, ID, and Logan, UT, while Brent attended both Boise State University and Utah State University. Their first child, Tia, was born in Logan in 1983. In 1985 Brent began a career in sales. He was a gifted salesman and over the next 4 years his work took the family to Preston, Idaho where their 2nd child, Brandi, was born in 1985, then to Twin Falls, ID, Mesa AZ, and Enumclaw, WA.

In 1989 Brent made a career change and the family moved to Payson, Arizona where their 3rd and 4th children, Brian and Emily, were born. Brent worked for 5 years as the field director for the Anasazi Wilderness Youth Treatment Program created by his father-in-law, Larry Dean Olsen, and business partner Ezekiel Sanchez. Brent became skilled in a broad array of wilderness survival skills and was proficient in the art of flintknapping and fashioning primitive-type tools. He enjoyed this hobby for many years and created beautiful arrowheads, knives, and other pieces which he often gave away to others who felt fortunate to have one of his creations. When the Anasazi headquarters moved to Gilbert, AZ, the family moved there as well. Brent was gifted in working with the troubled youth who came through the program, as well as their parents. He was often called to teach and work with youth throughout his life in church callings and other settings, which he loved. Later, as adults, many of those youth expressed gratitude to him for his influence in their lives.

In 1994 Brent and Farah moved their family to Buhl, Idaho, which is where they still call home today. This is where their 4 children spent the majority of their school years (except for a temporary move to Marietta, Georgia where Brent managed a Just Brakes Store for one year). Brent loved watching his kids play sports and perform in theater, dance, music, and other activities. He really missed this once they were grown (but thankfully grandchildren came along later and provided this enjoyable opportunity for him again). Brent continued to work in the wilderness therapy field while also pursuing other types of career experiences. He ran Corps of Discovery, an adult wilderness treatment program in which he would take a single student with him on a 40-day kayaking trip along the Baja Peninsula. They would live mostly off the land and water, with fish as their main diet. This was a life-enhancing experience for those he led on these adventures.

In 2011 Brent decided to start his own trucking company. He bought two semi-tractors with tanks and hauled oil in North Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado, while keeping the family’s home base in Idaho. For the next 7 years he greatly enjoyed working in this industry, fixing his trucks, and helping other drivers with repairs on theirs. Fellow drivers often referred to him as “MacGyver” because of his ability to use whatever random items he could find to fix their problems on the spot. He regularly worked 16-hour days in temperatures as low as 40 below zero with wind chill and had many, many adventures yet never hesitated to stop and help another driver, or person, in need. In 2018 Brent decided that although he loved his trucking career, it had begun to take a toll on his health, and he felt he was missing out too much on family time. Farah had been traveling extensively between Idaho and wherever Brent was working to be with him as much as possible. With 3 of the 4 children married, grandchildren were coming regularly, and he wanted to be close to them, so he sold his trucks and returned to living full time in Idaho. He and Farah bought a home 10 miles NW of Buhl and began an Airbnb business. Brent also began working in management for Miracle and Banbury Hot Springs where he continued until the time of his passing.

Brent loved everything outdoors including hunting, fishing, and cooking. In 2022, even though his health was declining, he was able to fulfill a life-long dream of taking a fishing trip to Alaska with loved ones. He also loved good comedy, Dad Jokes, and music of most any kind. He enjoyed playing the guitar and watching The Voice...and he had a beautiful singing voice himself. Brent was a good friend and willing to help anyone in need. He was good with his hands and loved fixing things for people. He also loved working on cars, trucks, motors, machines, and…boats! He had quite a collection of boats in need of repair which he looked forward to swapping parts out of and creating masterpieces with. He especially loved taking grandkids out boating on the Snake River. His grandchildren were his greatest joy. He loved his family deeply and worked hard for them and cared for them always in the best ways he could.

We will miss this fun, witty, generous, loving, giant of a man.

Brent is survived by his wife, Farah Lee; children, Tia Marie (Alan) Roes of Los Lunas, NM, Brandi Lee Hosman of Buhl, ID, Brian James (Karli) Hosman of Meridian ID, and Emily Jean (Spencer) Stock of Twin Falls, ID; grandchildren, Lillian “Lilly” Grace Roes, Ivy Lynn Roes, Eden Marie Roes, Camryn Leigh Roes, Beckham James Hosman, Scotlyn “Scottie” Vere Hosman, Reagan Kate Hosman, Kentucky “Tuck” Golden Stock, Rockwell “Rocky” Martin Stock, and Scarlett Victoria Stock.

Brent was preceded in death by his father, Lew Meade Hosman, who passed away in 1996.

Memorial donations may be made in Brent’s name to the Anasazi Wilderness Youth Treatment Program, 1424 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa, Arizona, 85204.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, with a visitation beginning at 10:00 am, Friday, March 15, 2024, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 501 Main St., Buhl. Burial will conclude at the West End Cemetery, 1574 E Elm St., Buhl.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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Friday, March 15, 2024

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Main St.

501 Main St, Buhl, ID 83316

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