Branden Mark Garland
May 4, 1999 – April 16, 2020
Born in Phoenix, Arizona
Son of – Julie and Mark
Brother of – Christopher, Daphne, and Tessa
Branden Garland passed away the evening of April 16, 2020. He had been struggling with mental illness from a young age. The matter of his death does not change the events of his life. Branden had such an unbelievable work ethic. The past couple months he had been working with his father, while studying hard and taking classes at Paradise Valley Community College. So many words could be used to describe this beautiful young man. His beauty was a bright light to each person he encountered from the moment he was brought into this world to the moment he was taken from us. His genuine smile brought so much joy to his loved ones in a way no other could. His spirits will forever live in our hearts.
He was preceded in death by his Grandfathers’ Mark Jones and Ron Hinman. He is survived by his Mother Julie Jones, Father Mark Garland, Grandmother’s Sharon Hinman, Helen Garland, and Sylvia Garland, his Grandfather Alan Garland, his siblings Christopher Power and his daughter Starla Power, Daphne Garland, and Tessa Garland, his aunts and uncles Jennie and Emiliano Torres (Ally, Mat, Noah), Susie and Stan Reineke (Morgan, Marcus, Meg), Shelley and Mike Harmon (Travis, Nolan), Misti Garland (Madison, Rikki), Frank and Wendy Martinez (Lucy, Abby), Andrew Martinez, lastly, his dear friend Florentina.
A private family service will be held from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at the home of Mark Garland.
On Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. an open house to pay respects to Branden’s family is being held at Mark Garland’s residence. The dress code is casual. Prepare for 90-degree weather. We cannot guarantee any social distancing or that we can follow the under 10 rules for gatherings. However, please come if you feel comfortable and please stay home if you are not as we understand it is a difficult choice.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Branden Mark Garland’s honor to NAMI Valley of The Sun at https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/Donate-to-NAMI. This is a mental health organization that we believe will help prevent other families from going through a tragedy like this.
For the next several months we have set up meal deliveries for both Julie Jones and Mark Garland.