Gillies Funeral Chapel


Joshua Frank Rackham

Joshua Frank Rackham

November 26, 1990  ~  September 8, 2013

Viewing: Thursday, Sept. 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah

Funeral services: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 750 East 100 South, Brigham City, UT.

Interment: Brigham City Cemetery at a later date


BRIGHAM CITY - Our loving son, soul mate, brother, grandson, uncle and friend, Joshua Frank Rackham, 22, was accepted into God's arms unexpectedly on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Brigham City Community Hospital. He was born on November 26, 1990 in Ogden, Utah, a son of Rick and Sherri Rae Riser Rackham. He was raised and educated at Box Elder High School and Dale Young Community School. Joshua had worked at Storm Bowling Products. He enjoyed listening to and recording music, camping, fishing, snowboarding, the outdoors, electronics, cooking, modifying e-cigarettes, loving his dogs, Zeus and Boomer, and spending time with his family, cousins and friends. Surviving is his soul mate, Cayla Lynch, his parents, Rick and Sherri Rackham; two sisters, Christian Cheri (Bryan) Torres; Tiffany Heather Rackham; three nieces and one nephew, Lilli, Heather, Kylee and Blake; aunts and uncles, Penny Price; Patty (Don) Cicone; John (Debbie) Rackham, Scott (Paulette) Rackham, Brandon (Angie) Rackham; grandparents, Von and Rae Riser; Jack Rackham and Judy (Steve) Farley; cousins, Zach, Conner and Stephanie. He was preceded in death by one cousin, Heidi Ann Fujikawa Jones, great grandparents, Frank Riser, Jr., Myrtle Baumgartner, Bert and Gertha Rackham, and Robert and Evelyn Allbright . Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 750 East 100 South, Brigham City, UT. A viewing will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah. Following the services Joshua will be cremated and interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery at a later date.

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So sorry for your loss. It is just so tragic. He was so young and beautiful. Blessings on the heads of all those who loved Josh.

Isabelle Hyland


Josh I will miss your sweet smiling soul all my love and prayers to you Sherri and your family I am here if you need me <3

Diana Cordier


My heart goes out to your family for the pain your have...GOD BE WITH YOU.

Kristy Givens


Rick, Sherri and family we're so sorry for your loss, we have loved Josh since he was born. Remember when he and Christian we're so young when we played cards? We would make a huge fat bed of blankets on the dining room floor and they would fall asleep with Wylie and Spuds. I have so many cute pictures over all the years we have been in each others lives. Please let us know if we can do anything to ease your pain no matter how silly or insignificant you think it is. We love you all.

Bill and Kelly


I am sorry for your loss. I know Scott and Paulette they were in our ward. I also lost my 16 year old daughter on July 5, 2013 do to a car accident. My husband and I know what your family is going through. Your family will be in our prayers.

Melissa Brown


Rick & Sheri,
So sorry for your loss.

Dan & Marchelle Higley


I don't know if you remember me from high school, but I just heard ~ I'm so sorry.

Lisa Lepchenske


I will cherish my 7 years coaching a wonderful young man in the Brigham City Football Program. I am so happy to have had that time with Josh. I am so grateful to have been able to coach Josh for 7 years in football. Watching him grow up as a young man year after year was a joy I will carry with me. What a blessing having him a part of my life.

Larry and Teri Basinger


Rick and Sherri,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray for The Lord to Heal your hearts quickly and to leave nothing but great memories.
With all our love,

Garnel and Kim Mathis


Rick, Sherri and family:
Accept our condolences on the loss of Joshua. As I mentioned on the phone Monday night, I share with you my love and support. The Lord has need of Joshua and he is in a better place. May God bless you and comfort you in your time of loss. HE has comforted me in my time of loss. I thank you for your love and support during my loss of my wife Jane. Uncle Bob and I will attend the funeral as will Jeff and Wendy. Please let me know how I can help you.

Uncle Bruce


Dear Sherry and family,
I'm so very sorry about your loss. My deepest sympathy and condolences. Prayers go out to your entire family.

Gloria Avila


Rick and Sherri
When suddendly this happens, my words cannot express the hurt you are feeling. May God shed some light into your hearts with peace and harmony. My best to your and your families.

Ina & Mike Casas


Dear Rackhams & Risers,
We are so very sorry for your loss, for the pain you're going through right now, and want you to know that we care and you are in our hearts and prayers. May He be your Comfort and Peace.

Blaine & Randi Hunsaker


Rick & Sheri,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brian and Marla Mckellar


Rick and Sherri,
we are very sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Joshua. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Steve and Terri


Dear Rick and Sherrie,
my condolence goes to you and your family. It's hard to imagine what you are going through I know the pain is hard because I am feeling it too. I remember Joshua and my son playing football together, we basically saw each others boy grow in front of us through the years. We would ask each other how our sons were doing almost every time we saw each other at work. That's why it hurt me to sense what you are going through. People say time heals all wounds, may it be fast for you and your family. I'm sure Joshua is being embrace in heaven.

Jesse Castaneda


Rick and Sheri,
We are so sorry to hear of your lose I wish we could do something to help ease your pain.Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
God bless

Joel Roberts


Rick and Sherri -
I was so sad to hear of the death of your son. No parent should ever have to lose a child. My heart goes out to you.



Dear Rick & Sherrie
Jaennie & I are so sorry to hear about your loss of Joshua we both know the feeling that will stay with you both for the rest of your life. We will both Say a Prayer for you both that your sorrow will be eased up in time and you will somehow get yourselfs halfway back to normal soon. God bless you both.

Randy & Jeannie


Sorry to hear about Josh. I remember taking care of him and his sister at the daycare. So sorry for your loss.

Denice Witt


Sherri and family,
I am truley sorry for your loss. I havent seen josh in four years since Ive moved. He was a great kid. My heart goes out to you.

Karen Phillips


My deepest and sincere condolences. Who would have known our children would have gone before us? My heart goes out to you and your family.Try to hang onto your faith and know that Josh is not far from you! I feel for your loss and I will be praying for you and your family. I apologize for not coming to the services, as I know you would understand. With all my love.



Sheri, Rick, and Christian,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Josh was always so polite,kind,and sweet to me. I always looked forward to what crazy color we would doing next. He was a sweet boy with a kind and generous heart. I send my sincere condolences to your family.

Tiffany Winchester


Dear Sherri and Rick,
I am so sorry to hear about Joshua's passing. I am sending prayer your way and love. Know you are in my thoughts at this hard time.





























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