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Obituary, Brandon Estes, 24


January 19, 2017

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Brandon Estes

Brandon Estes, 24, was born on May 26, 1993, to David and Teresa Estes in Roswell, New Mexico. He grew up in Roswell, New Mexico, Petersburg, Alaska and Malta, Ohio. He lived in Petersburg and Juneau. Since he was able to start talking, he was always cracking jokes and making people laugh. He was extremely quiet and polite, until he got to know you and felt comfortable enough to be himself around you. Once he opened up to you, he'd be the complete opposite and be a goofball and speak his mind. Whether it was surfing on top of a car, paintballing in the snow, or relaxing inside with some munchies and a video game, he was always down to have fun. He was a very loving person. Regardless of whether you were a pet, a child, or a friend, if he loved you he would do anything to prove it. Brandon was the type of person you always wanted to be around. Humble, generous and brilliant; he didn't listen to speak he listened to learn.

Brandon was preceded in death by his parents David Timothy Estes and Teresa Estes; sister Sonya Estes; grandfathers Fred Yatchmenoff and David Estes and nephew Israel Paz Jr.

Brandon is survived by his sisters: Crystal Estes, Kersanda DeLaCerda, Mary Estes and Jessica Estes, his brother David Estes; his foster brothers Tyler Johnson and Travis Johnson; Grandmothers Anita Sondenaa and Jane Estes; uncle Lenny Yatchmenoff; aunts Christine Yatchmenoff and Leona Avent; nieces Shayleigh Tsosie and Marley Estes; nephews Cylas Estes, Micah Workman, and Gabe Friend; and cousins Brandi Yatchmenoff, Danielle Henderson, and Kylee Henderson.

Services for Brandon Estes will be held at the Lighthouse Assembly of God, with Pastor Nathan Lopez officiating, January 27 at 3:00 pm followed by a celebration of life potluck at the Alaskan Native Brotherhood/Sisterhood Hall at 5 pm. R.S.V.P to Kersanda at by Wednesday, January 25.

Share your thoughts, memories and photos with us on facebook, at the potluck, or via email, In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Brandon's gofundme memorial fund.


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