Steve Braden

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Steve Braden
Steve Braden

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Steve Braden

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Steve Braden

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Residing In: Goodyear, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Kayrene
Occupation/s: Retired
Children: Matthew Alan, born 1973; Marc Steven, born 1976
Military Service: USAF  
Grandchildren:

Sarah born in 2003, Carter born in 2005, Chase born 2008, Stephanie born 2010, Sophia born 2012

Birthplace:

Frankfort, IN

Life Journey:

Kayrene and I first met in December 1964 as we were both decorating for the Christmas formal. Kayrene graduated from Savanna in 1966 and the week I went to basic training in the USAF. Then in February of 1967 after 6 weeks at my first assignment I received orders assigning me to Fuchu Air Station near Tokyo effective in mid June. So, we were married on April 8, 1967. On August 1, 1967 Kayrene arrived in Japan and we spent the first 2 years of our married life living off base in a Japanese style apartment with tatami mats, futons, no hot running water and a hot plate with a small Japanese style refrigerator. Kayrene worked for the head buyer for the Japan/Korean Exchange service and the man she worked for had a brother
who was a teacher (Mr Yingst) at Savanna. We returned to the states in 1969 where we spent my last year at McClelland Air Force Base in Sacramento. I was finally discharged in May 1970 and ultimately got a job as an Office Manager for Cheseborough-Ponds in Los Angeles until I ultimately left to begin my career with New York Life. I joined New York Life as a sales representative in February 1972. In April 1974 I entered management and in 1978 I took over my first office as a General Manager. In August 1989 after running three offices I became a field Vice President in the Bay Area where I remained until August 1995 when I was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Company in charge of 12 states headquartered in Chicago. Then in 1997 I returned to the Bay Area until my retirement in July 2005. We have lived in Yorba Linda, Ca., Naperville, Il, Danville, Ca., Wadsworth, Il., Alamo, Ca (9/97-10/2016) and we moved to our final home in Goodyear, Arizona. We are excited about what lies ahead of us and not looking back. Our final address is: 16625 W Holly Street, Goodyear, AZ 85395

Favorite Teacher:

Mr Jeter was my favorite because he was such a patriotic person and had great character.

Most Memorable Moment at School:

Having a dummy with my name on it hung on the end of the baonet of the Rebel statue.

Favorite 60's Entertainment:

The Beattles, the Beach Boys, and Hootenannys.

Summer of 1965:

I worked setting up a White Front store and after it was opened I was hired as the "Assistant Manager" of the Automotive department with no real knowledge of cars.

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How sad.  I always remember him as a fun, happy and sharp guy. May he be resting in the arms of God for eternity.  I am sorry he didn’t make it to our 50th.  

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Sending Happy Birthday wishes to Mike Elliott as he finally reached "our age" and he had to have been one of the younger members of our class. My wish for Mike is that he may someday get a golf score his age. Have a great day, Mike and an even greater year!

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After over 19 years in the Bay area, we will be saying good bye to our many friends and moving to Arizona on November 1st. We have a home being built in an "active senior resort community" called Pebblecreek in Goodyear, Arizona, 25 miles directly west of the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. We will be only 32 miles from our youngest son, Marc, and his wife and our two grandsons, Carter (11) and Chase (8). We are so looking forward to meeting new friends and being more a part of our grandsons lives. While our home will not be completed until early January, we have been blessed to be able to stay in Mike Elliott's mother-in-law's guest home in Mesa until our home is completed (the unbelievable blessing of reconnecting with a great classmate after all these years - we can't thank Mike and Debbie enough!). Our temporary address will be: 45 E. 9th Place, Unit 91, Mesa, AZ 85201-4340 and our new permanent address will be: 16625 W. Holly Street, Goodyear, AZ 85395. By the way, Goodyear is the Spring Training home for the Cleveland Indians and Mesa is the Spring Training home of the Chicago Cubs. I won't share who we will be cheering for but this promises to be a great World Series. We want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a very Merry Christmas. God has been so good to us and we celebrate our blessings daily. Will add photos once we get settled. Arizona here we come.

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Easter Sunday in Mt Pleasant, SC with Sarah (11), Stephanie (4), and Sophia (2).