Brandon was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on December 19, 1974 to Steve Sperber and Mary (White) Sperber. He graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School in 1993. From there Brandon worked fighting fires for the Forest Service, where he met his wife, Tamara Bates. They were married May 18, 1996 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Brandon continued his education at Idaho State University in Pocatello and received his Bachelor's degree in education from Montana State University in Bozeman.
In Bozeman, he instantly became a hands-on dad when his daughter, Sophia, was born. His degree led him to a teaching job in Turlock, California for 4 years. Here his second daughter, Amelia, was born. His daughters were his pride and joy and the loves of his life.
He was greatly missed in Turlock when the family moved to Teton Valley in 2006. Here he received the title of the "Favorite Teacher". Brandon was born a teacher and always went the extra mile with his students. Whether it was a tease to brighten the day, a funny nickname, a silly song, or playing guitar and singing with students in the annual talent show, he was ready and willing to be there for the kids. He was well-loved by his students and fellow teachers.
Brandon felt at home in the mountains, fly fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, and camping with his family. His heart was as big as his smile. He was a natural story teller and effortless jokester who had a knack and love for prank calls. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, students, and all those whose lives he touched.
Brandon is survived by his wife Tamara and daughters Sophia and Amelia of Victor, ID, parents Steve and Mary Sperber of Coeur d' Alene, ID, brothers Ed (Elizabeth) Lynn of Missoula, MT, Tim (Michelle) Sperber of Genesee, ID, sister Lisa (Joseph) Love of Omak, WA, nieces Amanda, Sammy Jo, Hannah, Sybil, Olivia, Ciera, Sadie, and Madison. Nephews Alex, Dakota, Dillon, Jared, and Gage, and a great niece Kenadee. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Ed and Mae Healey and Chris and Dorothy Sperber, and uncles Jess White and Malcom Sperber.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Teton High School in Driggs, ID at 2:00 pm. Please bring your fondest memories and stories to share.