Rex Eugene Sackett

FatherLarry Ray Sackett (1932-2011)
MotherDora Jeanne Stutzman (1931-2001)
Marriage1969, San Diego, CaliforniaGSharon Ann Straughn2
Rex Eugene Sackett
(Src: Baker City Herald, Oregon)
Rex Eugene Sackett, son of Larry Ray Sackett and Dora Jeanne Stutzman, was born at Twin Falls, IdahoG, on 30 August 1949.1 He died aged 72 in Hells Canyon, IdahoG, on 30 October 2021.1 He married at the South Chapel Naval Training Center, San Diego, CaliforniaG, on 11 April 1969, Sharon Ann Straughn, daughter of J Kenneth Straughn.2
Mr and Mrs Rex E Sackett
(Src: Times-News, Twin Falls, 26 May 1969)

Miss Straughn, Sackett Marry In California
Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Straughn announce the marriage of their daughter, Sharon Ann, to Rex E. Sackett, son of Mrs. Harvey Schlagenhauf and Larry Sackett, all Twin Falls.
     The ceremony was performed April 11 at the South Chapel Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif.
     The bride wore a street-length gown of ivory organza accented with embroidered flowers trimmed with lace.
     Mr. and Mrs. Grover Edmiston were witnesses for the couple.
     The newlyweds reside at 3634 3rd Ave., San Diego.
     The bride was graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1965 and the bridegroom is a 1966 graduate of Twin Falls High School and is presently serving in the Navy attending sonar electronics school.
     The bride was feted at showers hosted by Mrs. Verl Unander, Mrs. Glenn Jenkins and Mrs. Larry Sackett.

The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho, 26 May 1969, p 11

Rex Sackett
Rex Eugene Sackett, 72, passed peacefully of an aneurysm on Oct. 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."
     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.
     Rex Eugene was born on Aug. 30, 1949, in Twin Falls, Idaho, 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’s degree in Software Development. He was employed at Hewlett Packard Printer Division (Boise) from 1990 retiring in 2005.
     Rex 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.
     Rex is survived by his wife, Sharon; and his siblings, Dona Fuchs (Ed), Doug Pollow (Jim England), Mike Schlagenhauf (Lisa), Lori Schmahl; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Bruce Castoe and Nancy and Kip Wood; 10 nieces and nephews; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Sackett and Jeanne Schlagenhauf; and his father-in-law, Kenneth Straughn.
     In lieu of flowers the family ask you to please consider a donation to your local PBS (Public Broadcasting Station). Online condolences can be made at

Baker City Herald (online), Baker City, Oregon, 5 Nov 2021

 Notes & Citations

  1. Obituary.
  2. "California, Marriage Index, 1960–1985" (Ancestry image), "11 Apr 1969, San Diego City, California, Rex E Sackett, 19, and Sharon A Straughn, 21."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line11th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
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