Michael Van Brady, a resident of Lolo, Montana, passed away on Feb. 28, 2012 in Missoula, Montana at the age of 49. He was born in Kirkland on March 23, 1962 to Loyde and Phillis Brady.
In 1971, the family moved to Chewelah, where Mi¬¨chael went to school and graduated from Jenkins High School in 1980. After graduating, he went on to Highline Community College in South Seattle, where he studied in the hospitality field. He be¬¨gan his first job in the hospitality industry at the Berkeley Ma¬¨rina Marriott in Berkeley, CA. He worked there for several years before re-directing his skills as a software in¬¨staller for Micros, installing computer software into hotel com¬¨puters around the globe. After several years, and living out of a suit¬¨case, he decided to slow down his pace and seek employ¬¨ment at smaller hotel chains. Michael was the general manager at the Lodge at Lolo Hot Springs in Lolo, MT at the time of his passing.
Michael, being the hospitable person that he was, al¬¨ways thought of others before himself, making sure you were com¬¨fortable and taken care of. At Christmas he loved to deco¬¨rate and bake. It was his favorite time of year. His dedication and work ethic made him the man he was. Michael was warm, loving, kind and fun and will be remembered and missed by so many.
Michael is survived by his parents, Loyde and Phyllis Brady, Kettle Falls; his sister, Melissa (Brady) Dugger and husband Rod, Homedale, ID; his niece, Angela Barrett and husband, Nick, Cheney; and their children, Cody, Alicia, Emily and Jace; a nephew, Jeremy Dugger and wife, Mahely, Caldwell, ID and their children, Galilea, Ethan and Chantal; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral service for Michael will be held on Friday, March 9, 11 a.m. at the Colville Assembly of God, 516 E. Glenn Avenue. The graveside service will follow at the Mountain View Park Cemetery in Colville. Pastor George Beers will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Colville Assem¬¨bly of God. Please feel free to visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
The Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.