Brenda Janak Kiser, 55, a resident of Eagle, Idaho, passed away on July 29, 2018 after a fierce, short battle with cancer.
Brenda was born on July 17, 1963 in Rupert, Idaho. When she was 5 years old, her family moved to Pocatello where Brenda spent most of her early childhood. Growing up, she loved to play sports and was the first girl to play on a city recreation boy's baseball team when she was in grade school. Not a surprise, she was the best pitcher they ever had. As she got older, she was on the Pocatello city swim team, she played basketball in Jr. High and High School, and she was a mean powderpuff football fanatic. She also loved horses at a young age and loved to pretend she was a jockey riding teeter totters in shorts and cowboy boots using an actual whip. After she graduated from Meridian High School in 1981, Brenda followed her dream of working with horses and worked at the race track, first as a groom, and eventually became a jockey for a short period of time. Later in life, she bought her own race horses and raced them locally at Le Bois Park.
Brenda loved the outdoors and particularly hunting with her Uncle Steve, and hunting and fishing with her dad. Highlights of some of her outdoor adventures were shooting her own deer and catching large steelhead fish. She always took care of her own game and cleaned her own fish.
In the professional world, Brenda sold Medicare Supplement and Prescription Insurance for Senior Lifestyle Solutions and bonded with the majority of her clients. She was known as being friendly and knowledgeable in the field and she loved to help her clients with whatever their insurance needs might be.
The love of Brenda's life was her son, Kent. She was a strong, supportive mother who was Kent's biggest cheerleader in life. In addition to Kent, she is survived by her mother, Carol Jo Brown, her father, Don Janak (Mary Fern), her sister, Cammey Rocco (Ralph), her half-brother, Tysen Janak (Kendall), two nieces, Shawnese Kraemer (Anton) and Cierra Britton (Erik), her Uncle Steve Anderson, and several other aunts and uncles and numerous cousins and friends.
Brenda lived in a community of many supportive and loving neighbors who each could share a memory or two of Brenda's kindness and willingness to always help with whatever they needed. In tum, they also were very supportive to Brenda, especially during the past few months of her illness. We would like to extend our gratitude to all of the neighbors who have supported Brenda and our family. We would also like to express gratitude to the members of Brenda's church who have shown an outpour oflove and support for Brenda and our family. We will be forever·grateful!
A viewing will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Bowman Funeral Parlor located at 10254 W. Carlton Bay, Garden City, Idaho. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:00 am at the LDS Church, Beacon Light Ward, which is located at 9400 W. Floating Feather Road in Star, Idaho. A light luncheon will follow the service. A private burial will be in Rupert, Idaho.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and medical staff at Mountain States Tumor Institute and St. Luke's Regional Hospital for the care they provided to Brenda these past few months.