Brian Lambert Burgess was born July 28, 1979, in Rexburg, Idaho, to Jerry and Renae (Schondel) Burgess. He was raised and attended school in Evanston, Wyo., where he acquired many lifelong friends and had his oldest son, Dominic.
In 1999, Brian met Krystal Gaskins and they later married Sept. 3, 2003. The couple had three children: Cayden, Nathan and Michael. The couple later divorced.
In 2013, Brian met Brittaney Carpenter and they married July 7, 2014. In January 2015 Brian, Brittaney and their family moved from Minot, N.D., and made their home in Custer. During their marriage they had a son, Chase. Brian also accepted and loved Brittaney’s oldest son, Liam, as his own son.
Brian was always full of life, the jokester, and adventurous. He enjoyed spending time with friends, barbecuing, watching the Broncos, Rockies and Nuggets play and being a loving father and husband.
Brian, of Custer, S.D., died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Hospital just three short days before he and Brittaney’s son Lambert was born. He was 38.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Michele Burgess; and father, Jerry Burgess.
Brian is survived by his wife, Brittaney of Custer; children, Dominic, Cayden, Liam, Chase and Lambert of Custer, Nathan and Michael of Berthold, N.D., and Alexis of Idaho Falls, Idaho; brothers, Brendon (Tia) Wiebke and Justin (Jennifer) Burgess, both of Idaho Falls, and Travis (Shanna) Burgess of Rigby, Idaho; and his mother, Renae Daniels of Idaho Falls.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Custer VFW Post 3442.