Braeden Jamison Macdonald


Our beloved son, brother, uncle, grandson and friend, Braeden Jamison Macdonald, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 17, surrounded by family. Braeden fought a courageous 2 1/2 year battle with osteosarcoma.

Braeden was born on July 11, 1998, in Provo, Utah, to Troy Macdonald and Andra (Williams) Trammell. Braeden lived in Provo, Utah; Rexburg, Idaho; and lived the last 10 years of his life in Evanston. Braeden has made many cherished friends everywhere he has lived.

Braeden’s first word was ball, and he loved playing ball! Braeden loved all sports, but he excelled in baseball and golf. Braeden earned numerous awards in both sports and loved being with his teammates and coaches. He made priceless memories with his golf and baseball buddies. Braeden graduated from Evanston High School in 2016, and then joined the golf team at Central Wyoming Community College.

Braeden loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved to camp, fish and hunt. We have great memories of times spent together at Christmas Meadows and Flaming Gorge.

Braeden had a bright, infectious smile and a great sense of humor. Braeden loved to laugh and make those around him laugh, as well.

Braeden was a perfectionist and expected perfection from himself. He was also a fierce competitor. This competitive attitude carried him though his battle with cancer. He fought with courage, determination and dignity through the many painful challenges he faced. Along with the challenges came many tender mercies from the Lord.

We will miss Braeden’s laugh, his domination on the links and his tender heart. We look forward to a joyous reunion with him.

Braeden is survived by his parents, Troy and Priya Macdonald and Aaron and Andra Trammell; his brothers, whom he loved so much: Jacob, Jordan, Josh and Joseph (Teneshia) Trammell, Seth and Derek Macdonald, and Baylin, Wade and Maximus Macdonald; grandparents, Stan Macdonald, Richard and Camille Williams, Ed and Sue Trammell, and Mohan and Romy Sundareson; nieces and nephews, Lola Johnson, River, Journee,  Oaklee, and Lakota Cruz Trammell. Braeden is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death and welcomed home by his grandma, Suzi Macdonald; and his uncle, Varun Macdonald; and other loved ones who have gone before.

A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 23, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 721 W. Cheyenne Dr., in Evanston. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 24. A viewing will be held that morning from 9-10:30 a.m. at the same location. Interment will be in the Evanston City Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. Chalmers and the sarcoma team, Dr. Stringham and the pulmonology team, Dr. Groundland, the awesome fourth-floor nurses at Huntsman, and Cowboys Cares for their compassionate care of Braeden.

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