Chad Aaron Breeden, 29, formerly of Great Falls, died of heart failure Monday, March 11, at his home in Wasilla, Alaska.
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A celebration of Chad's life is 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Fountain City Lions Club in Knoxville, Tenn., with a reception included.
Family and friends celebrate the life of Chad Aaron Breeden born at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., on April 5, 1983, and left this world suddenly of heart failure at his home March 11, 2013.
To walk with us throughout our lives we bid you good bye for now, dearest Chad, our friend, brother, son and father.
Chad was taken from us before he had a chance to live to his full potential. In the short time he was here on earth, he worked hard and played even harder. Chad was to everybody exactly what they needed, which means something different to each person that knew him. He will be remembered most for his dedication to family and friends, his deep sense of compassion, keen intellect and, above all, his service to others.
We will always remember his infectious smile, incredible eyes and his loving and caring personality.
Chad graduated from C.M. Russell High School in 2001, where he excelled in his studies and loved sports. Chad played basketball, baseball, football, wrestling and track. He was eager to begin a new phase in his life and received a football scholarship from the University of Montana Western. He completed a year before deciding to return back to Great Falls where he married Raegen Fraser. During their seven years together, Chad embraced three beautiful children and became known as dad to Mychalla, Josh and Madison. In addition to raising three busy kids, he volunteered with Great Falls Amateur Hockey as the Mites coach for three years. He worked for United Materials, a job he took pride in and loved.
Chad moved to Wasilla, where he enjoyed the amazing outdoors that Alaska has to offer. Some of his favorite times were spent hunting, fishing, riding snow machines and ATV's with his best friend and father, Rex Breeden.
While in Alaska, Chad met and married Kristal Edgin, a girl after his own heart for Alaska's beauty. On March 8, 2009, Chad and Kristal welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Kylie Kay Breeden. Determined to always be there for his family and children, Chad worked for Halliburton in Alaska. Chad kept that promise by loving his family and children with all his heart, being their greatest fan and constantly creating precious memories through the special times he spent with them.
Chad will join his Mamaw and Papaw in Heaven and walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again.
Chad is survived by his parents, Rex Breeden and Angie Breeden Littrell; sister Amanda Breeden West and brother-in-law Roger; nephew Payton; and niece Mackenzie; grandparents; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Chad was taken home in his mother's arms to Tennessee just as he was brought into this world in her arms.
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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Apr. 2, 2013