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David Alan Braach

December 31, 1969 — July 3, 2020

August 3, 1961 – July 3, 2020

“Friendship isn’t a big thing . . . it’s a million little things”. . . this statement defined David Alan Braach’s
life. If you were fortunate enough to be in his circle as family or a friend, you had firsthand experience of the abundance of kind, quiet, helpful ways in which he lived his life.

Dave passed away at home on the afternoon of July 3, 2020 from an extended illness.

He was born the youngest son of David and Alta Braach on August 3, 1961 in Missoula. He learned from
his father the value of working hard and completing a job to the best of his ability. With the help from
his Dad, he became an accomplished hunter and fisherman. He learned the drywall trade working part-
time during high school from Al Tucker.

He graduated in 1979 from Hellgate High School, and eventually traveled to Anchorage, Alaska to work
in drywall. Within a few years he returned to Missoula becoming a master drywaller, ultimately
co-owning a drywall business with best friend John Peterson. Being a man of few words, Dave preferred to let his work stand on its own merit taking pride in a job well done.

In 1993 he met Shelley Rupprecht. They loved travelling and cooking. Together they built a treasured home in Lolo and created a beautiful yard.

Golfing, fishing, hunting and cribbage were among his favorite past times. His favorite memories (too many to count) included family times throughout his life in the Rock Creek area outside of Philipsburg.

Dave was preceded in death by his mother Alta, his beloved son Tyson, and sister Sheri Donica.

He leaves behind his wife Shelley Braach of Lolo; father and step-mother David and Lucy
Braach (Missoula); brother Rob (Dawn) Braach (Helena); and sisters Christie Fernandez (CA)
and Monti (Mike) Wimmer (WA); daughter Jennifer Roe and grandson Jaxxon (Stevensville); as well as
numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and a “brother from another mother” his lifelong friend and business partner John Peterson.

Dave embodied the word kindness. We were genuinely blessed to have had him in our lives.

Cremation has taken place and when time allows, his ashes will be scattered in a location that mattered most to him.

A private celebration of life will be held with immediate family and friends at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Garden City Funeral Home in Missoula.
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