Chris R Brannan
Born: 12/2/1947, Phoenix, Arizona
Butch was born December 2, 1947 in Phoenix, Arizona to Ralph and Lois Winninger Brannan. In 1968 he was drafted and went to Vietnam serving 8 years in the US Army. In 1986 he came to Moab 4 wheeling and fell in love with the area and became a n associate member. In 1993 he moved to Moab with his wife and they became Red Rock 4 wheelers members and trail leaders. He loved helping people and being a trail guide. He was loved by all and helped anyone when needed.
He leaves behind his Wife Eve, daughters Lori and Kim, son Chris JR., grandchildren John, Shelby, Arian, great-granddaughter Aria, cousins Patty and Karen.
At Butch’s request cremation has taken place and a Military Service will be held Saturday August 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the family home, 149 East Markle Road La Sal, Utah 84530.
In Lieu of flowers the family request to make donations to the Wounded Warriors.
Tributes:The Butch I remember was a real relaxed, outdoor guy. He was always in the background helping. I only remember once when on a trail with him that he took the lead. He took a few of us to show us dinosaur tracks in an area near his house. The "normal" 4x4 trips I did with Butch usually featured a discussion of who would go where in the trail lineup-there might be a back and forth about who would go last, but it seemed Butch always won.
I'm saddened he has left us and I know this hurts worse for his family, but I will always think of him driving that beat up Toyota pickup with its 4 cylinder engine, huge tires, and gearing that could embarrass any of us in the desert when he chose to! He was a great guy and a good friend. I hope to meet up with him again when my time here is up.
- Bill Hughes
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