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William "Brent" Nyborg

July 16, 1942 ~ February 11, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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William “Brent” Nyborg


In the early morning hours of February 11, 2023, after a brief stay at Autumn Wind Memory Care, Brent peacefully passed away, surrounded by his loving family. Brent suffered from Parkinson’s Disease with Parkinson’s Dementia and stage four kidney failure. He took a very sudden decline in the last part of his battle. However, doctors believed he had Parkinson’s for a long time before his diagnosis. Mary, his loving wife, had cared for him at home until it got too difficult. As most people are aware, Parkinson’s is a cruel disease, but when it comes with the dementia, it is worse. Through it all, to the best of his ability, dad maintained a sense of humor, and a loving nature. Caregivers at Autumn Wind told us more than once he was a favorite patient during his final days.

Brent was born on July 16, 1942, a welcome birthday present for his mom Pearle’s twentieth birthday. He was the second of four children born to Addrian “Ad” and Pearle Nyborg. He attended Meridian Schools through the tenth grade. At that time, he quit school to help his dad do the work on their family farm on Amity Road.

Anyone who knew dad knew he was a very social person. He maintained close friendships with childhood and school friends. Racing cars, then horses, expanded that circle of friends, some becoming like family.

He also had a very quick sense of humor. Dad loved to joke and had a smile on his face much of the time. He had a great laugh, often laughing until he had tears running down his checks, while turning bright red. Teasing people was a favorite activity for him, especially little kids. The more worked up a person would get, the more fun he had teasing them. He always liked kids, and kids seemed drawn to him.

On July 1, 1961, Brent married Gerri Schmitt. To that union were born three daughters—twins, Pamela Marie and Tamera Ann, on May 17, 1962, followed by Camille Louise on August 4, 1963. He lovingly called them Pami, Tami & Cami. In 1964 Gerri began a struggle for her life, hospitalizing her for long periods over many years. Family stepped up to help Dad with us, as we were only twenty and six months old then. Brent and Gerri amicably divorced in 1971, remaining friends.

Brent married Joyce Glimp on May 22, 1971, adding two more children, daughter Tambra Li, and son Jay Claude. This addition gave us two Tami’s, leading to them being coined, “Little Tami” and “Big Tami.” They bought a family farm in Kuna, raising horses, cows, and farming. After they were empty nesters, they purchased a cabin in Cascade. They loved spending weekends or any time off they had up there snowmobiling in the winters, a major love for them both, and relaxing in the summertime, with friends. Sadly, we had a blow to our family when Joyce passed away very unexpectedly on November 26, 1984.

Later Brent married Mary Breske, on September 1, 2003, she brought four more kids to the mix. Two daughters, and two sons, Michelle, Brian, Heide, and Tim. After retirement in 2007, Dad and Mary moved from Kuna and bought a home they both loved in Cascade. At that time, they also became “Snowbirds” spending winter months at their home in Yuma, AZ. They were lucky enough to be able to spend twelve winters in Arizona. They enjoyed taking UTV rides and spending time with their friends who wintered there.

One of the Brent’s biggest passions in life was racing cars. Our family were fanatical supporters that could always be heard in the stands on race day. At home he had his own personal crew to keep the car and trailer washed and polished to his liking! He raced for close to twenty years, until his employer urged him to stop, starting out in a stock car and moving up the ranks to super modifieds. He drove for many owners, as well as partnered with people. One who was a very special friend for life was Alan Marsh. Dad raced at Meridian Speedway then at the Super Oval in Emmett. He was a member of the Canadian American Modified Racing Association (CAMRA), racing at tracks around the Northwest and Canada. He was successful and had many accomplishments. Including a season where he held the fastest lap time at seven different tracks in the NW at the same time and driving the first rear engine car in the valley. Racing lead to lifelong friendships.

At the conclusion of racing cars, he began racing horses to satisfy his competitive nature. He had owned quarter horses, but this began his adventures with thoroughbreds. Dad owned many horses; several were quite successful. A couple of his favorites were, Nyco Flyer, Stand Up Comedian and Cash N Prizes. Dad’s horse racing career lasted over twenty years where he again increased his group of friends.

Another well-known attribute was that he was a workaholic, and he made sure to pass that work ethic on to us kids. He worked for over thirty years at NORCO, working his way up from driving truck to becoming general manager, which made him proud. He loved his job and the people he worked with, and that further added to his lifelong friendships.

Once he left Norco, he started his own welding supply business, NYCO, opening a store in Elko, NV and then a store in Winnemucca, NV. Dad was in the middle of this endeavor when Joyce passed. After building them into successful businesses, eventually he sold them to NORCO.

Next, he moved back home and opened NYCO Rental in downtown Kuna where he acquired more new friends. The store ran productively for years before deciding to sell. It is still in operation today as Kuna Rental.

At that time Dad attempted to retire. It was not long, though, and he was once again driving truck for NORCO. He always enjoyed driving truck, plus he was unable to be idle. NORCO bought a brand-new truck for him to drive, a fact that thrilled him. It was during this time Dad meet Mary, who worked at NORCO too. We were all so proud of his work accomplishments, particularly considering he never graduated high school.

In 2002, Brent purchased the Long Horn Bar in Kuna, and owned it until 2020. He hired managers, first Patti Anderson, then Jon Ferry who operated the day-to-day business. However, he spent a lot of time keeping the maintenance done, doing books and at times helping out where needed.

Brent is survived by his wife Mary Nyborg, daughters Pam (Bret) Judy, Tami (Kevin) Spangler, Camille (Rick) Thomas, and Tambra (Randy) Prindle; son Jay Nyborg; stepchildren Michelle (Stan) Maxwell, Brian Rathbun, Heide Rathbun and Tim Breske; twenty-two grandchildren and step-grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; his siblings Melvina Prisbrey, Bruce (Carol) Nyborg and Laurinda Rice. In addition, his many close friends too numerous to mention, but we hope you know who you are.

Brent was preceded in death by his mother and father, his late wife, Joyce, his daughters’ mother, Gerri Adkins, a great-grandbaby, and numerous aunts and uncles.

A celebration of life ceremony will take place on Friday, March 10, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Kuna Community Center, 360 W Main St, Kuna, ID 83634.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or a charity of your choice.

We love you to the moon and stars and back, and all around the racetrack! You will always be our #1 Dad!

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Celebration of Life
March 10, 2023

11:00 AM
Kuna Community Center
360 W. Main St.
Kuna, ID 83634

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