Brett Martin Reider was born on a Tuesday, the 11th of June, 1991, to Danny and Sandy Reider completing their family as the youngest of three.
After 27 trips around the sun, Brett departed this world on Dec. 21, 2018, to join those who have gone before him in our eternal home in Heaven.
He was born and raised in Inyokern, California, and spent most of his life there creating countless memories with family and friends. There, he went to grade school with his lifelong friends, raced motorcycles with his dad, dug the desert full of holes with his brother, watched meteor showers in the night sky with his mom, and spent the long summer days swimming with his family.
He cherished the time he spent with those he loved the most, whether it was celebrating Christmas on the beaches of Mexico, swimming with the turtles in Hawaii, skydiving with his best friend, or simply sewing with his grandma after school.
Brett’s smile was infectious. It radiated such warming charm that it couldn’t be resisted. He could not bear other people not smiling, loving, or laughing … always one to be living in the moment. After all, he was everyone’s friend and it seemed that he never met a stranger. If he had two dollars, it was yours if you needed it. If you needed his shirt, he gave it without a hesitation. He listened when no one else did and genuinely cared about the words, felt the weight they carried, and matched the tears you cried.
Brett loved his family and his friends intensely, like he knew he only had so much time to do it and that love wasn’t a secret. If he loved you, you knew that he loved you. He raced into this world, did his best to live each moment to the fullest, and in a snap, as quickly as he came, raced back to his home in Heaven … never one to be outdone.
Brett was one in a million. His soul, so soft and gentle, irreplaceable, and his talent for anything in life immense. He grew up with a half-pipe in his backyard, a motorcycle track in the front, a BMX track on the side, a love for art he inherited from both of his parents, and the musical talent of his dad. He was incredible on a bike, rollerblades, skateboard, motorcycle, with a paintbrush, a guitar, and later in life, a surfboard where he discovered his love of the ocean … his favorite place to be. There wasn’t a thing in this world that he couldn’t master with his God-given talent.
His time on Earth was a true gift to everyone that loved him. He will be missed intensely and every second of that gift treasured immeasurably.
Brett is survived by his wife Robin Braun, his children Avery and Austin Reider, parents Danny and Sandy Reider, brother Brice Reider and wife Melissa, sister Brienna Blades and husband Kyle, nephew Grant Reider, nieces Clara Blades and Alice Reider, grandfather Marty Reider, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents Elmer and Theda Cox, grandmother Louise Reider, uncles Mike Newton, Dennis Cox, and Dennis Reider, and aunt JoEllen Gallagher.
A funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at the United Methodist Church in Ridgecrest at noon followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Brett, while we must say goodbye for now, we have faith we will hold each other again. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life. We love you more…