David Allen Brake Sr.

June 29, 1940April 29, 2018

David Allen Brake, 77, of the Oregon Slope passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center – Boise.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 3rd at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette with a viewing from 9-10 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette. At David’s request he will be buried next to his father-in-law James R. Baker Sr. and his brother-in-law Marvin Ackerman.

On June 29, 1940, in Big Spring, Texas, David Allen Brake was born to Thelma H. and Billy L. Brake. David spent his growing up years in Colorado and California. He graduated from Washington High School in Newark, California and immediately joined the United States Navy, serving from 1958 to 1962, in the Vietnam War. His honorable discharge from the Navy was as an Electrician’s Mate Third Class.

Upon returning to California David was employed as an electrician at Frank Electric for the next 35 years. David married his childhood sweetheart Rebecca Ann and in 1997 they found their forever earthly home on the Oregon Slope. He was always happy seeing their land, watching wild and domesticated animals, and forever planting and enriching and caring for their acres.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved nephew Gordon Brake. Survived by his wife Rebecca Ann, daughter Patricia Hagerty (Robert), daughter Kristina LaBarbera (Aaron), son David Jr. (Melissa), grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, sister Billie Kathryn Janssen, brother Arthur Edwin Brake (Faye), sister Carol Darlene Brake.

Services are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences may be made to David’s family at


  • Rebecca Ann Brake, Wife
  • Patricia Hagerty, Daughter
  • Robert Hagerty, Son-in-law
  • Kristina LaBarbera, Daughter
  • Aaron LaBarbera, Son-in-law
  • David Brake Jr., Son
  • Melissa Brake, Daughter-in-law
  • Arthur Edwin Brake, Brother
  • Faye Brake, Sister-in-law
  • Billie Kathryn Janssen, Sister
  • Carol Darlene Brake, Sister
  • Grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

  • Aaron LaBarbera, Active
  • Dawson Brake, Active
  • David Brake Jr., Active
  • Jacob Akerman, Active
  • Daniel Ackerman, Active
  • Jeremy Baker, Active


  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 3, 2018

David Allen Brake Sr.

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Debbie Pearson

May 2, 2018

I don't remember Davy growing up, he was much older. In 1963, when I was in 3rd grade, we made our first visit to CA to Aunt Thelma's house. I remember he was the cool older cousin who had been in the Navy. But as we all grew older, David got interested in his family roots in Texas and he and Becky made much more frequent visits. It was so nice to get to know him for the first time. We so appreciated his dedication to the family visits and now we will forever feel a great loss.

Becky, Tina, David, and Tricia---we all feel your loss and share it too. Please know we will be lifting you up in prayers as you go through these next months. We have a great promise to remember, that we will be together with our Lord in heaven one day.