IN LOVING MEMORY

Brandon J. Loveland

June 30th, 1983 – October 3rd, 2020

Touching Lives

Wherever He Went

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Son, Brother, and more...

As a beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, and nephew, Brandon has touched the lives of all in his family. He has left an aching empty space in our hearts that can never be filled. We miss him deeply, remember him fondly, and yearn to reunite with him.

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Loyal Friend

With his dry wit and quick humor, Brandon has gained friends wherever he has gone. All who have known him would call him their friend, and have been richly blessed by his kindness, compassion and service.

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Quite Patriot

Brandon loved the constitution, and was a student in the UVU Constitution Studies program. He served in many roles in the Republican Party where he worked to defend and strengthen the liberties of our communities, state and country.

‘Til we meet again

It is with heavy heart that we share the unexpected passing of Brandon Loveland, a beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend. He passed in the early hours of October 3rd. Answers are still coming, in the meantime, prayers are appreciated.

Funeral Details

Due to Covid 19, we are restricted to number of attendees at his funeral, so it will be limited to only certain family members. All others please watch the service through this link.

There will be a public viewing on Thursday from 6-8pm

It will go live on Friday, October 9th at 1pm MDT. It will also remain available to view for those unable to log in at the time of the service.

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Obituary

Brandon Jeffery Loveland passed suddenly early Saturday morning, October 3, 2020 from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 37.

Brandon was born June 30, 1983 in Provo, Utah to Jeff and Susan (Terry) Loveland.

From a young age he enjoyed sports, the outdoors, and anything mechanical. At age 13 he earned his Eagle Scout and through the Scouting program learned the principals of honesty, loyalty and patriotism which stayed with him throughout his life. When he was 16 he and his Dad built his first car together, a 1972 Oldsmobile Delta 88. He’s been an Oldsmobile guy ever since. Besides cars, Brandon had many other passions including guns, books, and politics.

He was an avid reader and learner. He graduated with honors from UVU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He was involved with the local Republican party serving in various precinct roles and most recently as Treasurer for Utah County. Brandon was a gentle giant. He was a quiet, hardworking man who would do anything for family and friends in need. His kindness and generosity touched the lives of all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by twin sisters, Stacy and Stephanie, grandparents McKay & Gwen Loveland and Floyd & Marian Terry, uncles and aunts Kyle & Michelle Terry, Katheryn Terry, Bradford Loveland, and cousin Abbie Lighthill. He is survived by his parents, Jeff & Sue, siblings Matt (Emily), Amanda (Jeremy), nephew Reuben, and various aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The Family expresses appreciation to the EMT’s who worked so diligently with him.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Warenski Funeral Home. Family requests that those attending please wear masks. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020. Due to COVID-19, numbers at the funeral are limited to family members. Those wishing to attend virtually can view the services starting at 1:00 pm at the following link: View Here

Interment will be at the Alpine City Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome but please consider donating to one of Brandon’s many causes, such as Operation Underground Railroad at OURrescue.org.
 
Warenski Funeral Home
1776 North 900 East
American Fork, UT 84003
801-763-5000

Cherished Memories

NEVER FORGET

Condolences

Marie Chatterley

Friend

My heart is heavy this morning hearing of your passing. You were always so thoughtful of others and I appreciate you reaching out to me often. The last few text messages we exchanged made me laugh and made me cry. Brandon I will miss you. Until we meet again my dear friend. ❤️

Stewart Peay

Chairman, Utah County Republican Party

Fellow Republicans,

It is with great sadness that I have to send this communication. This morning we learned that our Treasurer, Brandon Loveland, had unexpectedly passed away. Brandon had long served in our Party as a Precinct Chair, Legislative District Chair and State Central Committee Member, among other volunteer positions. He worked to bring harmony to the Party and to help build an esprit de corps among our members. He worked tirelessly to see our candidates win and our ideas prevail.

Brandon had a passion for the United States Constitution. He had studied it and was always excited to discuss its contents and the freedoms that it protects. He was a true Patriot who wanted the best for our country.

Finally, Brandon was a kind human being with a great sense of humor. Brandon built relationships with all and encouraged everyone to succeed. He was best known for his incredible ability to make people laugh. Even in difficult and stressful situations, Brandon could bring a smile to people’s faces. In what is a trying time for our Country, I would ask each of you that knew Brandon to take a minute to remember him and his wonderful personality. I would also ask you to take a moment to say a prayer for those Brandon left behind. And in Brandon’s memory, to pray for our country and its leaders, especially President Trump as he deals with COVID-19. God Bless the United States of America.

Tobin Gardner

Friend

I very much enjoyed and appreciated the time I got with Brandon to get to know him. We had several passions in common including most notably involvement in the community through politics, as well as automotive, and guns. He was always so fun and easy to talk and hang out with whether on the phone, via text, or in person. Hilarious, smart, kind, and witty are what comes to my mind when I think of my buddy Brandon. These are the things that I will remember him by.

We were going to attend the gun show this weekend together. He was trying to fit it into his already busy plans. Brandon had told me he’s working his second job, had a tee time at a local golf course, and he said he was hoping to attend the Trump Parade in part because his “dad wants to do it really bad.”

Only a few months back he, on separate occasions, showed both my boys how to weld. They were so excited about their ugly welds that we ended up polishing the welds so they could take them home each time. This summer we spent 22 straight hours at his family wreaking yard designing and building a rack for my off-roading trailer. He wouldn’t accept payment. I’ve continued to be in his debt from that and other ways he’s shown kindness to me and my family.

He was going to take my kids and I for a ride in his new purchase. Something he’s wanted for awhile. A C5 Corvette. We didn’t make that, but 3 of my kids did get to at least take a ride in his hearse that he loved. Which they probably liked even more than a Vette ride.

One takeaway from this tragedy is to be the best person you can be, as soon as possible. Never stop improving. Brandon and I would often talk about improving ourselves. We’d give each other tasks. He was a great example. Always showing kindness and giving. My only regret was being to shy to say hi when I was first prompted at a county executive committee meeting years ago. I had noticed the stickers on his laptop. Glad I finally said hi. Miss you buddy. I’ll do my best to see you soon. But not too soon. We’ll race the quarter-mile in our matching C20s.

Lisa Shepherd

Friend

My dear friend, Brandon Loveland, unexpectedly passed away two days ago. It's been tough thinking about how much I and so many of our friends in Utah County and the State of Utah political world will incredibly miss him.

He was such a good guy and friend! Everyone greatly admired, respected, and loved him. He was a bright light on dim days. It's shocking and so very sad to have lost someone who was a leader in many ways and one that we knew would make a YUGE difference in this world. He loved our country! We both graduated in political science and constitutional studies but one year apart and would talk politics.

I've always said that in politics issues help us to find allies, but most importantly real friends. It's meeting good friends in politics that keeps many of us involved.

I am very sad at our loss. I noticed his breathing difficulties a few times when we were together.

Yes, I feel it is a bit selfish because so many of us are wanting and already deeply missing our future opportunities to be with Brandon. It is such a loss for our world. He made all of us better people.

Brandon, we will all work a little harder in your memory!

Keith Kudor

Friend

Brandon Loveland, my friend died today. He was one of the most intelligent funny friends I knew. I helped him run for treasurer and spent a lot of time getting to know him. We both love cats, are fans of Nascar, and love liberty. He was a Republican Precinct Chair under my District 59 and still performed the intense County Treasurer position. He did a great job serving the our community, State, and Beloved Nation. He went above and beyond as neighbor and we regularly had conversations. He recently had a conversation with me about how glad Covid-19 didn't kill me, and he regularly checked up on me to see how I was doing. I am devastated to hear that he unexpectedly passed away. All day I've gone through the stages of grief which are denial, anger, bargening, depression, and now acceptance is the hardest to swallow. God took a patriot from us today. I know he has work to do in Heaven and will be kept busy. But still it was too soon. — ☹️ feeling emotional.

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Joshua Jensen Joshua Jensen from Herriman wrote on October 10, 2020 at 6:57 am:
I worked with Brandon at Oreilly's for about 4 years from around 2010 to 2014. Even after we both left the company we kept in contact. His "dry humor" is the perfect way to describe it, and there was a mercilessly sharp wit behind it. He was also incredibly thoughtful and altruistic, his leadership and wealth of knowledge was always something we could depend on at work and something I've since tried to emulate. He sold me my first motorcycle and taught me so much. My love sympathy and tears go out to Brandon's family for the man they raised up into this society that touched so many lives. Till we meet again my friend.
Melanie Sorensen Melanie Sorensen from Orem wrote on October 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm:
It was an honor to get to associate with Brandon in the Utah County Republican party and on the State Central Committee. He was a true patriot, and such a good and genuine person with a keen sense of humor. I had the funniest Facebook conversation with him once that had me cracking up. I'll always treasure the memory now. He was just It's a great loss to all of us to lose him. My sincere condolences to all who loved Brandon.
Debbie Hampton Debbie Hampton from Manti wrote on October 8, 2020 at 9:56 am:
It's been a rough week having lost Brandon. His Mom Sue has been my best friend for many years and I had the privilege of watching Brandon grow up. The world needs more Brandon's. I've asked "why God?" over his passing, and leaving so many broken hearts. I feel it must be divine, because Brandon is so good. I love him. I look at a dinette set Brandon gave me and wonder how many other people benefited from his generosity as I have. When I adopted my grandson Brandon provided many Christmas gifts from "Santa" with no recognition of his own. Last, an expensive bicycle. All over…Brandon spread his magic. Touching those he's met in so many different ways . I know i will be with him again one day because he promised me a ride in his batmobile. He called me "far away Devi" when he was little.
I hope to narrow that gap and live worthy to be with him again one day
I love you Brandon…its been both a privilege and an honor. We will pray for and be here for your sweet family until we meet again. All my love Debbie
Amy Downing Loveless Amy Downing Loveless from Saratoga Springs Utah wrote on October 7, 2020 at 12:21 pm:
Brandon.
YOU were special- truly-
….and especially FUNNY.
I always knew, with you around, our constitutional rights and republic was safer. I CANNOT believe you are gone. You worked so hard to lose the weight and get healthier…. it is an irony I cannot seem to grasp- I am sad you are gone- too soon.
Way too young.
… we are Praying for your family and friends who I am sure are drowning in sorrow and shock. I KNOW heaven is a little happier to have you back…and earth is a lot sadder with you gone. We will miss you. Thank you for your service to your Values and Principles and to the People of this state. God be With Us
…until we meet again.
Darcy Van Orden Darcy Van Orden from Bountiful, UT wrote on October 7, 2020 at 7:58 am:
The world feels dimmer with the passing of Brandon! He was an incredible patriot who married passion and humor. You could always count on him to above all show up and take a stand but also make you laugh. I will cherish the memes he sent me and even created for me! He is way too young to be gone, and he will not be forgotten.

Sending him peace and love to his family and friends!
Mike Bird Mike Bird from Murray wrote on October 7, 2020 at 6:23 am:
Few people commanded the room like you did. Thank you for always putting a smile on peoples faces. Thank you for your dedication, service, and patriotism to our party, state, and country.

You will he missed Brandon.
Tobin Gardner Tobin Gardner from Pleasant Grove wrote on October 7, 2020 at 5:57 am:
Hey buddy, I have to share this with you as I feel it’s too perfect not to. Down to you in the American made muscle car and me in the Toyota Supra. Many times we’d get together, you in your Chevy hat, me in my Toyota hat.
I dedicate this to you.
https://youtu.be/5KnFcsSIzbg
John J Coley John J Coley from Upalco wrote on October 6, 2020 at 8:43 pm:
I worked with Brandon for a year and half at O'reilly's. He was my direct supervisor and I really enjoyed working for him. He had the sort of sense of humor I could understand and appreciate. I also enjoyed talking politics with him. I maintained contact with him on Facebook after I moved out to Duchesne county. I really enjoyed sharing memes with him. I will miss his wit.
Conner James Conner James from American Fork wrote on October 6, 2020 at 6:28 pm:
I had no words when I was told the news today…. Brandon, you always had some sort of answer for me when I was stumped on whatever parts issue I had. Those few times you would send a doodle or cartoon along with paperwork for the shop always made us laugh. You struck us all with a best friend demeanor and never failed to make us smile and laugh. My heart aches with your absence, but I know wherever you are, you're still not done touching people's lives. Till we meet again.
Mac Sims Mac Sims from Lehi wrote on October 4, 2020 at 11:48 pm:
You will be greatly missed, Brandon. Your quiet demeanor and consistent dedication is something we all could use some more of. Until we meet again, my good friend.