John Charles Braden was born in Eugene, Oregon on October 28, 1965. John was the youngest of 8 children born to Constance Rae Braden, having 4 boys and 4 girls. Growing up in a noisy and exuberant household, John brought much joy and happiness to the family.
John lived in Oregon and moved to Milpitas, California where John completed middle and high school. He moved to Arizona and Montana in his later years where he enjoyed working and semi-retiring.
After graduating from high school, John joined the military serving in the Air Force and Army. It was deployed in “Operation Liberation” of “Kuwait” and “Desert Storm”. John received the “Saudi Arabia Liberation Of Kuwait” medal from President George W. Bush personally. He received many other medals and honors during his tenure for his outstanding service to our country. John was part of the honor guard that carried the coffins of the “Space Shuttle Challenger” astronauts and was honored to carry the coffin of astronaut Christa McAuliffe when they landed at Dover Air Force Base. He was honored and proud to be chosen for the specific duty.
John loved being in the military and serving our nation, he had many stories to tell and was eager to sit down with anyone who wanted to hear them.
John has published several books on the military which you can find on Amazon under the name “JC Braden”.
After the army, John held many jobs, also working with his friend David Snyder as a business partner. The past 15 years he has spent much of his time with his pal, Scott Hargrove. They had a lot in common since they had both spent time in the military.
John was a very nice man with a deep belief in God, he was very private and lived his life away from the hustle and bustle of society. He spent much of his time reading and working on his computer.
Jean was preceded in death by his mother; Constance Rae Braden, her father; Kenneth Samuel Braden, his sisters; Cynthia Peggy McCarty and Pamela Christina Bentley.
John is survived by his sisters Melanie Ruth Haynes and her husband David; Ruth Charlene Boyce and husband Bill, and brothers Ian Storlie and wife Wilma, Randy Cameron and Robert Cameron and three siblings.
He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Joe Bentley and over 40 nieces and nephews.
We will miss Jean terribly, but we are confident and grateful that he is in heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and with all the family that preceded him.
John 11:25, 26 “I am the Resurrection and the Life. Those who believe in me, though they die, will live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”
Posted by Legacy Remembers on February 3, 2023.