Brian Matthew Tate

August 13, 1987April 4, 2018
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Brian Matthew Tate, 30, of Grand Junction Colorado died April 4, 2018 at his home. He was born August 13, 1987 in Montclair California. He was a Marine serving two tours in Iraq, serving a total of 8 years when he was honorably discharged. Brian is survived by his long -time love Brenda Hixson; his two sons Matthew Ryan and Wesley Allen, his parents Theresa Ramsey, Jerry Cordell, Melinda Cordell, his sisters Leslie Tate, Ashely Robinson, Jessica Tate, his nieces Hope, Jerzey Smith-Dunn and Maddie Jo, his nephew Tyler (Savannah), his Uncles Daren (Rosie) and Sean and his chosen brother Brandon Vigil. He is preceded in Death by his Grand Parents Linda Tate, Jerry Cordell Sr, his stepfather Henry Ramsey and best friend Keith Kramer. Services will be held April 13, 2018 at the Canyon View Vineyard Chapel at 3:30 PM. Anyone that knew, respected and loved him is welcome to attend.


  • Brandon Vigil, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cassidy Klements, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dale Cordell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Daren Cordell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sean Sheffield, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tyler Glass, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Memorial Service Friday, April 13, 2018

Brian Matthew Tate

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Leslie Tate

April 12, 2018

I remember when we were little there was nothing we wouldn't do we always stay in trouble.. at Christmas time we didn't have decorations up but the neighbors did so we went and knocked everything down if we couldn't have decorations up no one else could.. I will always treasure our memories as partners in crime...

Cassidy Klements

April 11, 2018

We had a lot of fun together. I miss you.

Leslie Kell

April 11, 2018

I just want to say that Brian was a great guy. I only worked for him and Brenda for a little less than a year, but I loved my job at Bark and Meow & I enjoyed all that I was able to learn from both of them when it came to training the dogs everything in general. I have great memories of working with him and Brenda as well.

I’m praying for all involved, and I know that God is the giver of peace, and I pray that He gives an overwhelming amount of peace to everyone involved, and I pray that He will bring healing as well.

Maryann Klements

April 11, 2018

I can't find words that can express how sad I am for the loss of Brian. He was funny, kind, warm and handsome. He loved his children, Brenda, family and friends. He will be missed. God bless you all. I live in Broomfield and cannot make the Memorial, but know that my heart, love and prayers will be with you.

Kristen Crosby

April 10, 2018

Brian’s smile lit up any room he came into! His laugh was infectious and his hugs were THE best!!
Brian will never be forgotten. His boys and his family are in my prayers daily.

Christine Rodriguez

April 10, 2018

I've known Brian for at least 20 years, growing up in the same youth group and he also lived across the street from my aunt and uncles house. I cant express the love he had for his friends and family... always caring for others and catching on if anyone needed hug or was having a hard time. He made me smile just by his smile. Im so sad and distraught he is gone from earth so soon, yet I love the promise that we have from God that we will see him again in Heaven, because he accepted the Lord as his Savior. It gives me a little comfort now. Praying for his family. Wish i could come to support. Prayers again from California!

Rosie Cordell

April 10, 2018

Brian ,
You will always be Aunt Rosie favorite good looking nephew .The last time you was here visiting you laid in my lap and I was rubbing you head because you had a headache ,and we was making fun of Daren being old and over weight!We had so much fun that night watching Wesley and Maddie playing with Hope in living room floor .Theses are the time I will remember the rest of my life .You will never know how much nanny loved you too .She said the first thing she will do when she sees you in heaven is make seven layer salad for you . Until we see you again Brian ,keep that beautiful smile on your face please .You will never be forgotten sweetie! Aunt Roro loves you always

Kelley Wilcox

April 10, 2018

Terri I remember how brian use to plead with you over stuff. When the video of that little boy trying to get his mom to give him a cookie saying Gloria..... So brian. I remember when I think it was both brian and leslie when they got up on dales truck had grease all over... Daren use to build Lego stuff for him. Brian, Leslie and Jared would play in the back yard. He had a wonderful smile. Miss you

John Wilcox

April 10, 2018

You know there's a lot of memories of Brian that hold close to my heart but I guess every time I went over he was always running around the house when he was baby and going in the garage with his uncles Sean and daren and his dad . Though he's gone I will not forget him may he rest in peace and watch over all you sleep with the angels Brian