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Charles Maxwell "Max" Braden

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Charles Maxwell "Max" Braden Obituary
Braden, Charles Maxwell (Max )
76, loving husband of Diana (Kay) Braden for more than 48 years, father of Vanya Roberts (Jim Roberts) and Brent Braden, Grandpa to Tatum Roberts, Ashleah Braden, Reya Henderson (Richard Henderson), Jamie Brown (Ethan Brown), Nicholas Polivitz, Cassie Gifford and Great Grandpa to Aiden Harden-Vo, Trey Henderson III and Isaiah Whitaker, was called to his eternal home to embrace his Savior Christ Jesus and our son Brent on Friday, November 6, 2015. Max's sister Jacqueline Miller, many brother & sister in laws, nieces, nephews, other family and friends will miss Max. Max grew up in Spokane WA. playing in the woods until time to go home for dinner. Max worked with his dad Richard (Dick) building silos, and finding time to fish and hunt together. Max passed on that passion to his family, allowing us to enjoy some of our best times together. Max enjoyed camping, traveling, and his close relationship with his mom Virginia (Billie) and dad. Max loved to spend summers with his Grandpa and Grandma Braden, swimming in Coeur d' alene lake, and time with Granddad and Grandma Stockton on their Idaho farm. The Air Force took Max to the Philippines and on to Germany to serve his country. Moving to Phoenix to join his parents, Max joined the Phoenix Police Department, becoming their Range Master/Firearms Instructor for his last 8 years of service. Max then taught for the NRA to conclude his career. Memorial service is Sat.11/21/15 at 1:00, So. Mt. Community Church, 717 E. Southern AV. Phx. 85040 where Max & Kay were married. Flowers being provided by Baseline Flower Growers, 602-437-1230. We recommend in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to one of the following in memory of Max Braden: Donation for Team B, , 1510 E. Flower St., Bldg. 2, Phx, AZ 85014. 100 Club of Arizona, 333 N. 44th St., Ste., 100, Phx, AZ 85008 or to Fisher House Foundation, P. O. Box 97229, Washington, D.C. 20077-7804.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 15, 2015
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