Rusty Gordon Beckstead, 55 of Preston, passed away Sunday November 20, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born November 6, 1967 in Preston, Idaho the son of Gordon Long and Nina Rae Buhler Beckstead. He graduated from the Job Corps and Bridgerland Technical School, and went on to obtain his Master Degree in Electronic Engineering.
Rusty loved spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, shooting and spending time with his family, friends and especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed many jobs over the years including logging, welding, machinist and working as an electrical engineer. HIs various jobs took him to many states including Washington, Wyoming, Arizona, Hawaii, and eventually returning to his home in Idaho.
He is survived by his father Gordon (Marleen) Beckstead, his children Jessie (Brady) Sidwell, Billie (Sean) Beckstead), Norman Beckstead, Three grandchildren Dalton Sidwell, Madison Sidwell, and Haydenn Sidwell. His siblings: Raymond (Tara) Larsen, Brent Larsen, Bryan (Heather) Larsen, Mindi Andrus, Lona (Jerry) Smith, Ryan Beckstead, Amy Mitchell, Clint (Michele) Thomas, Chauna (Scott) Goodfellow, Jeff Philips, Trevor (Kalinda) Thomas and Davy (Carissa) Thomas along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Rusty was preceded in death by his mother Nina Rae Varner (Buhler), a son Shawn Karl Goodwin Beckstead, a brother Robert Beckstead, brother-in-law Scott Goodfellow and sister-in-law Gail Larsen.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday November 26, 2022, at the Franklin County Funeral Home, 56 S State Street, Preston, Idaho. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the services.
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