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Obituary: Brandon Joel Squire

Beloved Son, Brother and Grandson

Brandon Joel Squire, 19, of Highland, Utah quietly slipped away to his Heavenly Father, surrounded by his family, on March 25, 2003.

He was born January 24, 1984 in Provo, UT.

Brandon valiantly faced the challenges that Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy presented. His body may have been confined to a wheelchair, but his soul never was.

Brandon loved people and people loved him. He had the ability to strike up a conversation with anyone he met at any given time. Shyness was not one of his challenges to overcome.

His zest for life was apparent in the things he accomplished while in this stage of the Eternal plan. While kids his age were busy with soccer or baseball games, Brandon was serving as Area Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (two years), then as State Ambassador (two years). Because of those years of service, he rubbed shoulders with several well-known athletes, political leaders, businessmen and women, teachers, Church leaders, fire fighters, Harley Davidson riders; but he never forgot his friends by inviting them to events when possible. He looked forward to attending Summer Camp, the Muscle Team Bash, the Labor Day Telethon, and Walkathon that M.D.A. sponsored. He loved watching the Jazz and Karl Malone; he loved watching the Philadelphia Eagles and Chad Lewis, as well as Steve Young and the 49ers. He may have never played a sport, but he could recall facts and stats about teams/players like no other. Brandon could compete with the best Play Station 2 fanatics and he enjoyed "hanging" with his friends.

Brandon graduated from Lone Peak High School in May, 2002. What a fabulous day that was! He attended UVSC last semester and excelled.

Brandon completed the last thing on his "To Do" list on January 29, 2003 by going through the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. Serving a mission was next and we are certain that he is busily walking, running and smiling through this new assignment.

Brandon's smile, laugh, kindness and sense of humor will be sorely missed by everyone.

He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Janie Squire, one sweet angelic sister, Cydnee all of Highland; grandparents Hector and Soila Serna of Lubbock, TX; Adrien and Louise Squire of Bountiful, Utah; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Emilia Serna and cousin Angie Serna.

The family invites you to come celebrate Brandon's life at Anderson Mortuary, 49 E. 100 N., American Fork, Friday, March 28, 6-8 p.m. Funeral services are Saturday, March 29 at 11:00 a.m. in the Highland East Stake Center, 4679 W. 11000 N. (hwy leading to Timp Cave). You may visit with family prior to the services from 9:45 -10:45 a.m.

The Squire family wishes to thank Dr. Michael Cosgrave for the medical care he has given over the years, but mostly for his love and devotion to Brandon.

Thank you Preston for all of your help. Thank you to the M.D.A. and staff, fire fighters, Harley riders, teachers, family, friends and neighbors, for helping Brandon reach his goals.

Dance Brandon. Walk, jump, and are free of that restrictive body that you so bravely endured.