Braidan Shane Balle

Braidan Shane Balle was called to his heavenly home after leaving this earthly life on June 22, 2020 He was born July 26, 1991 in St. George, UT to Blane & Kim Balle

Braidan spent the majority of his life in the majestic town of Ivins. He loved the outdoors, and being on the lake, wakeboarding, sky skiing, and jet skiing. But he lived for shredding on the mountain! His absolute passion was snowboarding, and he was incredibly talented at it. Braidan was everybody’s best friend! He was one of the most loyal, fun loving, generous guys out there. He never knew a stranger. From the time he was just a little boy he would find a new buddy.  No matter where we were, camping in the mountains, playing on the beach at the lake, at school, or at the park. He had the warmest, most tender heart.  He was always so outgoing and friendly. Braidan loved and adored his friends and brother more than anything! He was the laughter, the joy, the inspiration, the light, the pep talk they all needed and could talk for hours.

Braidan loved to shop. He dressed better than anyone else we all know. From head to toe, always in pristine condition, the fancy watches, sunglasses, hats, designer jeans, and shoes always in tip top shape. In fact if you were really close to him I am sure you got yelled at a time or two if you scuffed his shoes. Same with his vehicles, always clean as a whistle. He took pride in the way he looked and we will miss him laying out all his wet clothes across every bed in the house to dry. Braidan was obsessed with sports, from Football, UFC, and Basketball he had a great memory and could tell you stats on most players. We loved watching him play baseball and soccer in the younger years of his life.

He worked various jobs in his short life, mostly construction and energy related. These occupations took him to multiple destinations. Working across the Western States, including Wyoming, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Kansas and in between. He was most recently in East Texas connecting power grid. He was absolutely loving that job, and all the good ole southern boys, he made some good friends out there too and invited them all to his home town to show them Lake Powell, Zions, and all the hot Utah Spots. He operated various trucks, machinery, and equipment, working long hours and consecutive days. He was brave and resilient to go out there all alone. He yearned to have a wife and family some day. He was hoping to make a new life for himself in Texas and settle down a bit. Braidan fought a hard battle of mental illness, always reaching out to family for words of encouragement and support. Some of his last words to his sister were that he is going off all his prescribed meds and wanted to be 100% clean and sober. Unfortunately he suffered with addiction and lost that fight once and for all. Our lives are empty and incomplete without him here. See you on other side bud! “Keep on Keepin On”

Braidan is loved, adored, and cherished by his siblings, Maigan & TJ Larson, Trenton &  Keone. Parents, Blane and Kim  beautiful nieces Presley Jayde and Jovi Mae that called him “Uncle Bray Bray” He is also survived by his Grandparents, Tony & ReNae Romney, Dan (deceased) and LaRee Balle, Elaine and John (deceased) Biddy,  Aunts, Uncles and several of cousins.

A viewing will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary on Monday, June 29, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 12:30 p.m. Interment will take place at Ivins City Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah (435) 673-2454. To watch the funeral service live, head to and type in event number: 31922 and password: BSB2020.  Family and friends are invited to sign his online guestbook at



10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Second Visitation


12:30 p.m.


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


1:30 p.m.
Ivins City Cemetery
200 W 400 N
Ivins, UT 84738

Guest Book

45 Responses

  1. You’ll forever live in my heart and memories Brai, I’ll be sure to carve the mountains for you each and evey year. until we can shred that powder again much love.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember Braidan in high school. He was always laughing and joking around. Just a go lucky guy. Gone but never forgotten! Take care up there and watch over your family. Till we meet again Brother!!!

  3. My deepest condolences Blane and Kim. I am so very heartbroken to hear this news. May you feel the love and prayers offered on your behalf. Love you my friends. Karen

  4. We understand the pain of losing one so young, handsome and full of potential. Please reach out to us on those days that are unbearable. We love you’re family and would do anything to ease the burden. Braiden was an absolute beautiful soul.

  5. Well “wildman”…. this world has lost a very good person. I had only wished we spent that time here in MT that we talked about. You will be in my mind and heart the next time I’m in a mountain setting. Rest easy pard, we can share stories when I see you in the silver city! Xo bro

  6. Blane and Kim, my heart breaks for you and your family. I’m so, so sorry for your loss. II’m praying for peace and comfort for all.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. I do not know you, but I am a mother who lost her son 3 weeks ago to suicide caused by alcohol. My heart is broken as I am sure is yours. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  8. Blane and Kim I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in your memories until you meet again. ❤️

  9. Blane and Kim my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I hope the treasured memories of your beautiful son can bring you some comfort. My thoughts are with you.

  10. I am so very sorry for your loss. Words cannot express my sadness for you and your family. Prayers and love for you❤️❤️❤️

  11. We are very sorry to hear of Braidan’s passing. We have fond memories of Watching him growing up from next door. Braidan was a kind soul, always stoped in to say hi and visit for a second. He will be missed by all

  12. We are so sorry for your loss. We love you so very much. Our arms are around you filled with love. May the Lord bring you comfort and peace.
    Love the Wallick family ❤️🙏

  13. Blane and Kim, we are so so sorry for your loss. My gosh, your hearts must be breaking. Please know that we are thinking of you guys and wish for comfort and peace for your entire family!!
    Much love!

  14. We at Auger Services are hurting at the loss of our coworker. We pray for the family that the wonderful and happy memories take over the enormous pain sooner than later. What a wonderful soul heaven has welcomed.

  15. We are so so sorry for your loss our hearts are truly breaking for you and your family !! So much love and prayers your way!! We will jump on and watch the services online and be thinking of you !!!

  16. Blaine and Kim,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am heart broken for you. You are great parents and adored by your children and their friends. I hope you will feel the love that so many have for you and your family

  17. Although Braidan only worked with us for a short time, he left a good impression with our crews and field leadership. Hard working young man with a good attitude. He will be missed. I wish to offer our condolences to all of his friends and family on behalf of his work family.

  18. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family during this difficult time. My you find peace as you remember the good times together with your son and family.
    Elaine from your DRMC family

  19. Uncle Alton and Aunt Sharon We are heart broken for you all. We send our love. May Heaven Father help you to get through this very hard time. We love you.

  20. We are heart broken for you. We send our love and prayers. May Heavenly Father send you peace to get through this so sad time.We love and pray for you at this hard time.

  21. I didn’t know you or your son but my heart goes out to you. I also lost a young, talented son to addiction. Prayers for your family.

  22. Braiden, say hi to my son Jay there in the heavens. You’d easily recognize him though you’d never met him here on the earth. He lost his battle with mental illness and addiction in a traumatic way. I’m sure he has a big hug for you.
    May the Lord bless you and your family who loves you so. xoxoxo

  23. Kim and Blane my heart is hurting for you. I remember loving Braidens laugh and zest for life when he was young. My boys so enjoyed watching him. He kept them running. I wish I could find words to ease your pain just a bit. Know that I love you and am here for you. Kim you are a forever friend. Braiden was loved by so many and in his short time on earth impacted us all. I am so very sorry for this loss. I love you. Memories will sustain you. Write them all down. Talk to whoever will listen about him. Let them share their memories. It’s hard but it heals. I’ll call you soon! Love you Kim. And your beautiful family!

  24. Kim and family I was so sad to hear this news. Let me know if I can help in anyway. May the Lord hold you tight during this time

  25. My prayers are with you and your family. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest condolences. Much love,
    Kristy Harris and family

  26. Kim, Blame and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in the difficult days ahead. Hold tight to the many cherished memories.
    He’s soaring with the Angels now. Watching over you all. Love you Kimmy.

  27. Sorry for your loss, Balle was my friend and brother when I moved to st. George. He was the nicest person and had the best times with him. Made me feel like i was doing the right thing and always was encouraging and outgoing. Phi phi for life bro. Forever in my heart.

  28. Kim, Blaine and family .My heart is broken for you. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain from your loss.
    Though I never met Braidan, I know he was very special to his entire family. May you Rest In Peace Braidan.

    Ed Conley, great uncle

  29. Oh, how my heart is breaking for all of you! You have been in my heart, thoughts, and prayers and will continue to be. Sending you much love and many heartfelt prayers for peace.

  30. Braden was a great guy I used to work with a few years ago while working as security at the V.A. Clinic years ago, it was because of him I got the job there later on that helped me with many years of stable employment. Braden, you were a great friend and at great peace.
    Prayers and thoughts ..

  31. I love you. Words feel hollow and empty during this time of trying to convey the sadness and loss that is felt. Suffice to say my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God send His loving angels to comfort, console, and give peace during this time.

  32. We love your family and are so sorry for your loss. You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers.

  33. You will be missed my friend!! You were a damn good friend!! We had some damn good times together!! Tell we meet again ❤️❤️

  34. My heart is so heavy for you both and your family. I am so sorry about your lost of your young son. I was thinking about you all right before all if this. May your heart’s be filled with peace in this time of need. I love you all.

  35. Sending my love to you all. My heart is with you and Braidan. This is so well written. I learned some really fun things about Braidan. I’m happy to know more about him. Love – Andrea.

  36. We love you all and are so sorry. Our hearts are heavy for you and you are in our prayers.

  37. My heart aches that you are gone B. Wish I was there to help you better than I did. You have the biggest heart and everyone loves you. I’m sorry you suffered but now you’re free brother. Love you B!

  38. I still can’t believe you’re gone Brai. We had so many fun times together all because you befriended me and made me feel like I was welcome. I wish I was a better friend by reaching out more as you were suffering. You’re free now B, but we’re gonna miss ya. Love you Brother

  39. Our deepest condolences for his family and friends at this time of terrible loss.
    Our heartfelt prayers to all.

    Allen and Toni Goldberg

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