In Memory


Brad Story

Charles Brad Story

April 8, 1962 ~ September 3, 2022 (age 60)


Our loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Charles Brad Story, returned to his heavenly home on September 3, 2022 following injuries sustained in an airplane accident in Wasilla, Alaska.

He was born on April 8, 1962 in Ogden, UT, the son of William Charlie “Chuck” and Dixie Robins Story. Brad enjoyed a wonderful life being raised in Eden, Utah, where he learned to love nature and the outdoors. He graduated from Weber High School where he lettered in wrestling. After graduation, Brad served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ in Bogota, Columbia. He was also beloved by many generations of primary children, he lovingly and playfully served as a primary teacher multiple times in his life. He continued this passion with his wife, Debra, in the years before moving to Alaska.

He married the love of his life, Debra Jane Dalton Story on June 27, 1984 in the South Jordan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They shared a wonderfully adventurous life riding on fast machines, only slowing to enjoy their family and grandchildren.

Brad was an accomplished skydiver, snowmobiler and machinist, as well as a private pilot. He never met a machine he could not grow to understand and improve. He spent the last of his days building an experimental airplane which he handcrafted with care. It was his dream to fly with the birds in the sky.

Brad made friends everywhere he went and is beloved and missed by many people in many places. His contagious spirit and insatiable desire to learn and improve led him to many adrenaline filled adventures that most people only dream about. From jumping out of planes for a living to driving snowmobiles off of cliffs. From marrying the love of his life to spending his days playing with his grandchildren. He did everything to his best ability, leaving no room for error.

As a “jack of all trades” and a graduate from the “school of hard knocks”. Brad was able to teach his children the basic knowledge of mechanics and machinery. His oldest child, Elias, became an engineer and followed in his fathers passion for building and understanding the finer aspects of machines. His middle child Natalie pursues a deeper knowledge of the human body, which Brad understood well. His body was the epitome of health and allowed him to enjoy and pursue his talents. His youngest child, Alia, pursues Education and the desire to teach and learn from others. Brad always sought to share his wealth of knowledge and absorb the teachings of others.

He is survived by his wife Debra, a son and two daughters. Elias (Kristy) Story, Natalie (Jason) Nastoryak, Alia (Patrick) Lawson. 7 grandchildren, Cambria, Axel, Charli Marie, Charlie Jain, Eliza, Tayo, and Tozlyn. His mother, Dixie Robins Story. Two sisters, Amber Lynn Will, Ellie (Kent) Rich. One brother, Robin Story, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William Charlie “Chuck” Story and a grandson, Charles Elias.

A celebration of Brad’s life will be held at 12:30 PM on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Story Family home, 3192 N. Hwy 162 in Eden, Utah. The interment will be held at Eden Mountain View Cemetery.

August 30, 2022

It is with great sadness that I share this.

The family of Brad Story has announced his passing due to an airplane crash in Alaska.

Brad was known throughout the snowmobile world for his extreme riding in the Thunderstruck videos. He became known though, maybe infamously, for his innovative approaches to modifying snowmobiles.

Brad actually would unload his sled and pop the hood of his truck to pull the turbo off his Cummins and stick it on his Rev so he can go riding. He built the first turbo Rev.

I think he was also known for a few stunts. Didn't he base jump a sled out of an airplane?

I met Brad a few times, sometimes just bumping into him at the trailhead.

Rest in peace, my friend.

Charles Bradley Story

Wasilla, Alaska

Apr 08, 1962 - Sep 03, 2022

On Saturday, September 3rd, 2022, Charles Bradley Story, loving husband and father, passed away at age 60.

Charles Story was born on April 8, 1962 in Odgen, Utah.

Charles is survived by his wife, Debra and son, Elias.

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

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09/15/22 04:36 PM #1    

Jeff Reed

Brad also taught sky diving at Skydive Utah for years. Probably why he thought to combine the plane, skydiving and a sled! 

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