Chance Robert Martin, 22, passed away on Wednesday, May 22.
Chance was born July 18, 1996, in Ogden, Utah, to Jason Martin and Misty McWain.
Chance attended Evanston schools, graduating from the WWCA in Guernsey. He gave the speech at his graduation.
Chance loved the beach, warm weather and the ocean, longboarding to work by the Pacific coast every day. He was a natural charmer, never met a stranger and made close friendships all over the country that he treasured dearly. He made a positive impact on so many lives, trying to help anyone he cared about find their own happiness and peace.
Chance is survived by his parents, Robert Richmond and Misty McWain; his father, Jason (Kristine) Martin; his siblings, Taryn, Gage, Emalee, Sophia and Jacob; his grandparents, Robert and Glenda Braegger of Perry, Utah, Jack McWain Jr. of Ogden, Utah, Timothy and Donna Richmond of Rochester, New York, Joshua Martin of Ogden, Utah, and Cindy Curtis of Price, Utah; honorary grandmother, Cindy Martin Mckissick; great-grandmothers, Alta McWain of Ogden, Utah, Marjorie Bigler of South Ogden, Utah, and Norma Steel of Price, Utah; his aunts and uncles, Cody Martin, Shelly and Brandon Monson, Stacy Hester, Joshua Roods, and Philip McWain; a vast amount of cousins; and his wonderful New York family.
He is preceded in death by his great-grandfathers; his great-grandmother, Colleen; his aunt, Maranda; uncles Gordon McWain and Matthew Martin; aunt, Ruth Martin; and his favorite cousins, Travis and Shauna Martin.
The celebration of life for Chance is from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at the Depot Square building in Evanston.
This is an informal event, so come when you can, stay for however long you would like, share a memory, hugs, tears and hopefully some laughter mixed in. All friends and family are welcome.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” - A.A. Milne