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.