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Donald Ray Barnhill

January 8, 1946 ~ February 24, 2018 (age 72)

Donald Ray Barnhill, 72, of Murphy Idaho passed away at his home February 24th 2018.

Don was born in Wichita Kansas January 8th 1946. Later he moved with his family, to Carlsbad California. In Don’s high school years, he built and raced cars at the Carlsbad Speedway. He married Diane and had two children, Mike and Jeff. In the early 1970’s, Don moved his family to Buhl Idaho and purchased his first ranch. Don owned many businesses and ranches through the years, finally settling in Murphy. Later in life he attended Boise State University where he got a degree in archeology, his favorite past time. He had a passion for antiques, muscle cars and anything that went fast.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Earnest Ray and Pearl Doraline, his sister Vicki and brother Roger. He is survived by his two sons Mike and Jeff (Michelle), grandchildren Jordan (Bryce) and Tanner (Jestin) and two great grandchildren Braxton and DallieJo as well as countless friends.

Don was an extremely hard worker who loved being on the ranch. He was also a great friend and father. He will be missed by many.

The family would like to give special thanks to his friends and neighbors that have helped through this difficult time. No services will be held per Don’s request. The family will, however, have a celebration of life this summer at the ranch

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