James Bradley Freeze

February 16, 1951 ~ March 23, 2021

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April 3, 2021
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Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092
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    April 3, 2021
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    Graveside Services at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092ns
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  • Brad passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on March 23rd of heart failure. He was born on February 16th, 1951 in Murray, UT to James Peary Freeze and Mae (Pat) Kemp Freeze. He graduated from Murray High School where he excelled in playing football, baseball, and basketball. After high school, he joined the National Guard and was sent to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for his basic training. After he returned home the following year, he married his high school sweetheart, Cassandra (Cassie) Griggs Freeze on October 9th, 1970. Together they had four amazing children. Last October, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    Brad was employed by Safeway Stores as a warehouse manager over quality control for 18 years until their closing. He then worked for American Linen until 1993 when he took over his dad’s carwash, JP’s Car Wash. He was the sole manager until his retirement in 2013.

    Brad enjoyed the great outdoors and especially loved to fish. He always looked forward to fishing for steelhead along the Salmon River with his dad and cousin. Periodically Brad’s son and brother would join them. He also loved to spend sunny days fishing through the ice. He enjoyed pheasant hunting, bow hunting, and golfing with family and friends.

    Brad made many lifelong friends in high school that impacted his life and still do to this day. For the last 20 years, he has enjoyed golfing with his Annual Brothers in St. George and Mesquite.

    Brad always supported his kids and grandkids with their sports, dance, and piano. He was their biggest cheerleader. He enjoyed family camping trips, birthday and holiday parties, and family vacations. Brad was the biggest tease and loved giving pet names to all his grandkids. His candy dish was always full and there were always cookies for breakfast.

    He is survived by his loving wife, Cassie, his four children and spouses, Mindi (Dustin) Hardcastle, Tara (Brian) Spillman, Matt (Heather) Freeze, Melanie (Justin) Cooper. 12 grandkids, Caden, Carlin, Hailey, Maddie, Camden, Hunter, Bridger, Hannah, Zane, Easton, Colton and Beckham, Sister Sherene Casanova, Sister-in-law Brigitte Dawson Hein, Sister-in-law, and Brother-in-law Debi and Mark Safran, Brother-in-law RG Erickson, cousin Sherm Freeze, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Mike and Sam, and a sister, Diane.

    A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South in Sandy, UT from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Graveside service and interment will follow at the cemetery. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing and wearing of masks will be required.

    The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Orme and the staff at the IMC ICU.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to your favorite charity or plant a memorial tree in memory of Brad.



    Guestbook/Condolences

    (Corrected copy) Dear Cassie, Melanie and all the Freeze family, Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration, family, parents and grand parents to my family members. Brad was a wonderful father and grandfather, but most importantly, a great example of marital and family support and love. Now that I've finally found the love of my life, I realize what a difference that a good man makes in a person's life and family members. Like my husband, Brad was an unsung hero of yesterday's family values that hold society and children's hearts in peace and love. Something that is missing in so many families and is currently crumbling the world. Today we celebrate a wonderful life lived. I believe with all my heart that Brad is close by and will now be able to encourage and inspire loved ones through his heavenly form and his spirit's whisperings. Listen by being still and opening your hearts. He is standing with all of you even now. My mother passed June of 2012, but she brought me my husband through her whisperings in 2017, but with other stress, I went on a different route. However, many things happened that brought us back together in 2019. My mother's involvement can't be denied. We Married Oct. 3rd, 2019, and are so happy through our marital union. I feel her presence still; so please know that you'll also be able to tune into your loved one. This I believe with all my heart. Don't be sad. Just be in tune to your loved one's presence; you'll still feel his love and guidance in your life if you try. Until we all meet on the other side, let us learn to hear with our hearts and live a life of love and integrity that opens that ability. Thank you for sharing your wonderful dad with us. It has been an honor to have you both as the other set of grandparents to my three Cooper grandchildren. Please know Cassie, that my husband and I also live in St. George. We are here for you, just call anytime: 801-999-4016. Love, Justin's mom Rebecca (husband-Glenn Allen Mesa)

    - Rebecca Boud-Mesa
    Mindy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We didn’t know your dad that well but I remember you always had a smile on your face when he was around! I’m sure you have so many good memories to carry you through this tough time. We love you guys and pray for some comfort as you say goodbye to your dad.

    - Rick and Ronnie Jones
    Dear Freeze family, I just wanted to share a sampling of the tributes for Brad from his Annual Brothers. There is a big hole in our collective hearts! When I first started coming to the annual Brad came up to me and started a conversation like we had been friends for years and it continued for over 20 years, I cherished his friendship and will miss him greatly! ** Darrell Griggs This is tough news. Brad was the smoothest Cat of us all. My wife Alina, loved his voice, but I loved his unwavering demeanor. He would offer me Merits and tell me they were good for me. The Merits were his downfall, but he loved smoking them. My lasting vision of him is in a Tuxedo at his daughters wedding is how I see him. A handsome man, with a deep, intimidating voice that had nothing but good to say to everyone. Man, a tough one to say goodbye to now. Loved that Brad Freeze **Cal Coleman Brad had a wonderful way of making you feel important and a good friend. The universe has claimed another soul to return to where he started this incredible adventure. So glad he is part of our string. **Terry Madsen I didn’t know Brad until I started attending the Annual. He was always so nice to me. He had that unique voice and he always seemed to have more sense than the majority of this group. It’s a tough thing to lose an Annual brother. And Dave, he was your lifetime brother and you are hurting. Please know that regardless of where we all may be right now we are thinking of you and our arms are around you - tight. RIP Brad, you will be missed**Rick Nelson Brad Freeze. Cool as the other side of the pillow. He would have fit in well with Frank, Dean and Sammy. So fortunate to have had him in my life. No more struggling. Rest easy friend.**Richie Glavas Mr. Brad Freeze, possessor of the dry wit, master of the sardonic aside, champion of the understatement. While the rest of us are/were wild and crazy and rock and rollas, Mr. Freeze is/was the JJ Cale of the band. I am proud to call him brother and friend. As Tree stated, we are lucky he is part of our string, our energy. He will be missed but never forgotten. Love you, Brad.**Randy Godfrey It is with a sad heart that I write this morning after having lost one of our Brothers . We were all better for having known Brad and I know how much I will miss him and I am certain everyone feels the same sense of loss, especially Dave, and I want you to know how much my thoughts have been with all of you since that day . Makes it even more special that those of us who are still in this dimension can have the chance to once again see each other and have a toast to the one who left to prepare wherever it is we go, for the good times to come later when we get our turns to join Brad. It never seems like enough time with your brothers no matter how long you have, make sure to tell them how much you love them every time you chance to meet. I miss Brad already! **Steve Davies I am honored to call Brad my friend. I truly enjoyed the friendship developed over the many years at the Annual. A true gentle soul. He will always be with us. **Buster Minshew

    - Russ Godfrey
    Cassie, I am so sorry for your loss! I just can't imagine Brad's passing. Thinking of you automatically brings thoughts of Brad. You and your beautiful family are always in my thoughts and prayers 🙏! All my love, Shauna

    - Shauna Kertamus
    I am truly heartbroken that you are gone. There was just that comfort knowing you were there. Such a wonderful brother and example of a great person. The feeling of being the last of our immediate family is a new and empty feeling. I know I will have the love of your loving and incredible wife and kids and I am so grateful for that.❤ Thank You for being my big brother ❤

    - Sherene Casanova
    Though no one can know the longing you must feel, my heart goes out to you and your family. Just as you’ve always been there for our team, know that I am here for you. Whether it’s by willful work or silent knowing, before or after the raging sea of despair subsides, I’m standing here supporting you at every step of the way. Prayers up! RIP Brad!

    - Jeannette Perez
    Dear Cassie, Patty and I are so so sorry to hear of Brad's passing. Our prayers go out to you and your family during this very difficult time.

    - Steve Latimer
    My condolences to the family on Brad's passing. Sherene, the offer stands. Hugs and prayers. 😢💔🙏

    - Dee Dee Kanady
    Dad, I am heartbroken that you are no longer here with us. I will so miss walking in the house to visit you and mom and hearing you call out "There is my #1 first born baby". What will I do not having you to tease me, come to for advice, or just having a good conversation? I will treasure each and every memory of you for the rest of my life. You will always be loved and missed so much. I know you are happy, healthy, free of pain and having such a wonderful reunion with family. I look forward to the day when I will be able to see you again and get to hug my daddy. As you would always say - See ya bye! Your loving daughter, Mindi

    - Mindi Hardcastle