Dean Allen McFarland was born just 15 minutes shy of Valentine's Day on February 13, 1964 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Craig and Mary Lou McFarland. Dean was a Mini-Cassia resident for 56 years. Dean lost his valiant fight due to ongoing, long term health issues on November 16, 2022 in Twin Falls. Some of Dean's greatest accomplishments with having learning disabilities were graduating high school from Minico Class of 1984 and holding down a full time job at McCain's for many years. Dean was a 2 time survivor of Hodgkin's disease and a bone marrow transplant, and with all of his other health issues he had, he was strong and never complained but stayed faithful to his faith. Dean owned a lot of American Cancer Society t-shirts and took pride in the purple medal he received at a Relay for Life Survivors Breakfast. Dean always enjoyed building model cars, planes, and a huge clipper ship that he was very proud of. Dean also enjoyed the mountains, camping, and the wilderness. He even worked one summer as a teen for the U.S.Forest Service which he would share his treasured memories. Dean attended both First Baptist Church and Waters Edge Fellowship. Dean loved worshiping God, reading his Bible, and sharing his faith with whomever would listen.
Dean was preceeded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, various aunts, uncles, and cousins, his father Craig Allen McFarland, and his great nephew Ryker Allen Larson.
Dean is survived by his mother Mary Lou McFarland, brother Dwayne McFarland, brother Darrell McFarland, sister Mechelle McFarland, sister Linda Stringham, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and various aunts, uncles, and cousins. we would like to thank Baker and his staff, medical doctors and nurses at St. Luke's and Intermountain Healthcare, caregivers, and all who
helped care for Dean.
Dean is now resting high on that mountain with his Savior.
A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2022 at Perkin’s Family Restaurant in Burley, Idaho. Services are under the direction of Morrison Payne Funeral Home.
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