T-Sgt. Christopher Dwayne Carrier
1977 - 2013
Chris D Carrier, 35 of Meridian, passed away Sunday April 21st. Born August 21st, 1977 in Carmichael, California. He resided in Mountain Home, Idaho from 1980- 1984, then moved to McCall Idaho, and resided there from 1984-1987. Chris lived in Ketchum Idaho until 1990 when he moved to Mountain Home attending Mountain Home High School. He moved back to Ketchum in 1993 where he graduated Wood River High School in 1996 when he enlisted in the Marines. He served in Japan with the US Marine Corps from 25 Jun 1997 - 1 Jul 1998. He was then stationed at Stewart Air Force base in New York. Chris transferred to the US Marine Corps Reserves in August 2001 until he enlisted in the US Air Force on 15 November 2001 and resided in Las Vegas until he transferred to Mountain Home Air Force Base in 2005.Chris has served over seas several times including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan He was promoted to his current rank of Technical Sergeant on 1 September 2010. Chris has the following medals: Air Force Commendation Medal with one device, Air Force Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two devices, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the NATO Medal. He graduated from the US Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy in June 2012. He was pursuing his degree in Human Resources Management through the Community College of the Air Force. Chris was a huge sports fan and he spent his middle school and high school years in sports. He loved to play football, basketball, fantasy football, and snowboard with his friends, and spend any spare time with family. Chris was a devoted father, son, brother, and friend. His main priority was taking care of his daughters. Chris is survived by his daughters Maiya and Jadyn Carrier as well as his mother and stepfather, Claudia and Orland Badley, and siblings Juliette Badley, Orland Badley, Andrew Carrier, and Tonya Badley. Chris is also survived by his girlfriend Heather Maloff and her three kids whom he shared a home with. Chris will be joined with his Brother Eric Badley, Sister Jennifer Badley Storch, Father Andrew Carrier, and Grandparents. Chris was full of life and loved to make people laugh and smile. Funerals arrangements will be at Rost Funeral home in Mountain Home Idaho on Saturday April 28th at 1pm followed by a reception. Please call Juliette Badley 208-353-9652 for any information or questions.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Apr. 24, 2013