[Photo courtesy of Spanish Valley Mortuary]

Chris “Butch” Brannan, 69, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 8, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Butch was born on December 2, 1947, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Ralph and Lois Winninger Brannan. In 1968, he was drafted and went to Vietnam, serving eight years in the U.S. Army. In 1986, he came to Moab four-wheeling and fell in love with the area; he became an associate member of the Red Rock 4-Wheelers. 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 and Arian; great-granddaughter Aria; and cousins Patty and Karen.

At Butch’s request, cremation has taken place and a military service was held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at at the family home in La Sal.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.