1-208-853-3131
info@bowmanfuneral.com
10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Shelby Harold Brownfield June 12, 1931 - January 28, 2022

Shelby Harold Brownfield, 90, of Boise, Idaho passed peacefully at home on Friday 28 Jan 2022. His home was full of his children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and his wonderful caregivers. Shelby was greatly loved and respected by many in his family, work and life. He had a servant heart, was a hard worker, put others before himself, and kindness flowed from him.

He was born 12 Jun 1931 in Ava, Illinois to William Edward Brownfield and Mabel Ditzler. He had two sisters, one older and one younger. He married Lois Marie Landreth 27 April 1952. They had 6 children, 2 boys and 4 girls. After Lois passed 22 April 1991, he married Joyce Gasperson Landreth 10 Dec 1994. Joyce passed 10 March 2001. He then married his high school classmate Marjorie (Mifflin) Sullivan 24 May 2003. Marjorie passed 6 Oct 2014.

Shelby graduated form Trico High School in 1949 and received his B.S. Degree in Agriculture from University of Illinois in 1954. He worked as a soil scientist for the Soil Conservation Service from 1956 until his retirement in 1986. He also worked for the Idaho Department of Environment Quality and created Associated Earth Sciences Inc. with various colleagues. He was a member of many agricultural and social societies. In his journey with Christ as his Savior and Lord, he was a member of Summit Church (Second Baptist).

Shelby loved spending his free time with family. He traveled across the country with his children teaching them his love of the land, history and those things you can’t learn in school. His love for animals has been carried down through his children and beyond. His house in Boise was constantly filled with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He helped teach them how to read, walk, identify rocks in the backyard, and roast marshmallows over the bonfire.

Shelby was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Willa; a stillborn son, Shelby Jr.; a son-in- law, Joseph (Lori); a grandson, Jacob; and a step-granddaughter, Clarissa. He is survived by his sister, Norma Jean Epplin of Pinckneyville, Illinois, and by his children: Susan Roth (John) of Boise, Nancy Raybourn (Mike) of Boise, Shelby David (Debbie) of Howard Ohio, Judy of Boise, and Lori Van Leeuwen (Joseph) of Boise; step-children: David Gasperson (Cindy) of Bunker Hill, Illinois; Laurie Hester (Mike) of Bunker Hill; and Cindy Rocha of Costa Rica; along with numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at Summit Church at 10375 W. Overland Rd., Boise, on 26 Feb 2022 at 3:00 pm. The service will be livestreamed. (www.summitchurchboise.org) His internment will be at Morris Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated for Marion Medical Mission (www.mmmwater.org). Shelby volunteered to serve with them in Malawi, Africa developing water wells.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4 :7

 

Memorial service will be held at Summit Church at 10375 W. Overland Rd., Boise, on 26 Feb 2022 at 3:00 pm. The service will be livestreamed. (www.summitchurchboise.org) His internment will be at Morris Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated for Marion Medical Mission (www.mmmwater.org). Shelby volunteered to serve with them in Malawi, Africa developing water wells.

Condolences(4)

  1. REPLY
    Jack Thomas says

    So sorry to hear of the passing of a very good person and a neighbor for over thirty years . Condolences to the entire Brownfield family. Shelby was always friendly and always came with a smile on his face. This world needs more Shelby’s those he left behind are all better off for his contributions to this world.
    R I P Shelby

  2. REPLY
    Cheryl Brower says

    I worked with Shelby at the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in the late 1980s. Even though that was more than 30 years ago, I clearly remember Shelby’s constant willingness to help his co-workers, his deep enthusiasm for soil science, and his bright spirit. My condolences to the Brownfield family in your time of loss.

  3. REPLY
    Catherine Chertudi says

    I am sorry to learn of Shelby’s passing. He was wonderful to work with. I knew him at the SCS and DEQ. I am sending healing prayers for his family.

  4. REPLY
    Lois Williamson Sellers says

    He was my mom’s cousin. Her name was Helen Marie Garver Williamson. I remember my mom and her brothers and sisters talking about him. I’m so sorry for your loss🙏🙏🙏

Leave a Condolence