September 10, 2010
Brandon was born in Williamsburg, Va., April 7, 1975. He passed away peacefully, Sept. 7, 2010, knowing that he was so loved by his family and friends.
He is survived by his parents John and Dedee Roberts of Austin, his brother Burton Roberts of Santa Monica, Calif., and his many friends from across the country.
Brandon grew up in St. Louis, Mo. and attended Saint Louis Country Day School. He then attended Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. and loved the years he spent there close to the mountains. The incredible friends he made in each school remain dear friends today.
Brandon's young life was shortened by Huntington's Disease, but he packed so much into the time he had on this earth. He was the adventuresome rock-climber, hiker and back-packer, the strong youth camp counselor, the athlete, the amazing artist and creative writer, the best friend you could ever have, greatest brother and son there could be and a true "lover of life." He has taught all who have met him how to live and love unconditionally. He lived the life of grace. Brandon and his hugs will be greatly missed by all.
The family's sincere thanks and gratitude go to the staff and owners of CORE Health Care who have cared for Brandon so lovingly, Hospice Austin, and Christopher House who have made these difficult times bearable.
Brandon's memorial will be held outdoors at the family cemetery on their ranch, Sunday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. The address is 4137 CR 340, Burnet, Texas 78611.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Brandon's name to: HD (Heredity Disease) Foundation, 3960 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10032 (hdfoundation.org), where the scientists are working tirelessly to find a cure for Huntington's Disease.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, 353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at http://www.penningtonfuneralhome.com.