It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of Rodney Sievers, age 68, on March 22, 2013, at his favorite place in the sun—his home in Entrada, St. George, Utah.
Rod passed peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his wife of 28 years, Deborah, his two wonderful sons, Jeff and Marc, and his loving niece, Trisha Modabber. He is also survived by his father, John Sievers, five grandchildren, three nieces, one nephew, one great-nephew, one great-niece and an “extended family” of incredible, supportive, loving friends. He will be greatly missed by his furry companions, Paco and Sierra.
Rod was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, but was raised and lived in Sacramento, Calif., until 1994 when he and Deborah moved to their first favorite place in the sun, Sun Valley, Idaho. He was one of the biggest supporters of this special community and showed it by serving on the Ketchum Planning and Zoning Commission from 1998 to 2004.
Rod was an avid snow skier, sailboat racer, tennis player, golfer, biker, camping enthusiast, overall sports fan and the best man for any barbecue task.
Rod was described by all who knew him as gentle, sweet, kind, loving, generous and a bit shy. He left a positive mark in everything he was involved in, including president of his high school class, football star, officer in 20-30 and officer in 50-50 charity clubs in Sacramento, Calif., and numerous organizations and committees he was involved in throughout his life.
A celebration of life will be held on April 14 at Entrada Country Club, time to be announced. A second celebration of life will be held in Sun Valley, Idaho, later this summer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Wood River Animal Shelter in Hailey, Idaho.