Bryan Keith Hendrickson passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016, due to pancreatic cancer.
Bryan was born Oct. 12, 1963, in Munich, Germany. He was the youngest of three children born to James and Shirley Hendrickson.
The family traveled and lived in numerous locations as Bryan’s father was a career soldier in the United States Army.
Bryan was an avid outdoorsman at a young age. He was in the Boy Scouts of America while living in Colorado Springs and was proud to attain the Order of the Arrow status. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, and camping in the Colorado Mountains. He loved the “Blue and Orange” Broncos and was ecstatic at their win at Super Bowl 50.
Bryan was an airman in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Texas, England and California. After the Air Force, he resided in Mesa, Ariz., for 20 years to be near his aging parents. He settled in Salt Lake City at Freedom Landing, an assisted living facility for military veterans. He moved to Meeker, Colo., to be with his family and receive care after his cancer diagnosis.
All three children were raised in a Christian home. He accepted Christ as his Savior in childhood but felt compelled to return to his spiritual growth in February 2016.
Bryan was preceded in death by his parents: James in 1999 and Shirley in 2007.
He is survived by: his oldest sibling, Steven Hendrickson and wife Bonnie of Kittitas, Wash.; two nieces, Joy and Sara; his sister and caregiver, Karen Weidler and brother-in-law John of Meeker; their son, Dustin and his wife, Nickoel, and three children who reside in Elko, Nev.; Adam and his two children as well as fiancée Tiffany Piper of Meeker, Colo.; several aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins.
Condolences can be mailed to the Weidler Family at 1111 Mark Circle, Meeker, Colo., 81641.
Memorial contributions can be mailed to Freedom Landing at 1900 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84116.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date to celebrate his new eternal life.