Oct. 28, 1994 — March 1, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Courtesy photo
            Kolton Braley

Kolton Chase Braley, 24, was born on Oct. 28, 1994, to mother Lisa Braley, father Doug Braley, and welcomed by anxious sister (sissy) Brittany M. Braley.

Kolton lost his life on March 1, 2019. He left this world tragically, unexpectedly, and far too soon. He was a resident of Billings, Mont., and graduated from Billings West High School. Kolton grew up in Columbus, Mont., prior to moving to Billings.

Kolton excelled in all sports, his favorite being baseball, and Kolton was also an amazing drummer.

In his short 24 years, he lived more that most people do in a lifetime. His laugh and his smile were contagious. If he was laughing, so was everyone else, even if they had no idea what they were laughing about.

He lit up every room he entered. He touched so many lives and was loved by all. His love was the mountains and rivers of Montana and that is where he was most at peace. From hunting, fishing, floating, and hiking, the mountains were always calling and he had to go.

Other passions for Kolton were working out and helping others whether they asked for it or not. Kolton loved all to the best of his ability, so remember him in smiles and love. He would want you to be grateful for who you are. Life is to be cherished, Life is wonderful. Go for a hike…. He will be right there beside you.

Kolton is survived by his mother Lisa Braley, father Doug Braley, sister Brittany Braley, stepmother Amie Braley, stepsister Moriah Beckman, stepbrother Ace Bowen, nephew Shaden Beckman, maternal grandparents Terry Carter and John and Lee Wright, paternal grandparents Diane and Rick Braley, as well as aunts and uncles, cousins and many, many friends.

There will be a celebration of life for Kolton on March 30, at 2 p.m. at Fireman’s Point.