Memorial Spaceflights

Chad W.R. Bidner

"Always Loved Never Forgotten"
1976 - 2015

Chad Wayne Russell Bidner was born on October 19, 1976; the fourth child of Diana Foster Bidner and Wayne R. Bidner. One of his proudest times in his life was being a U.S. Marine, 'SEMPER FI'.

Chad was known for his sense of humor and his love of electronics, he always had the best and latest equipment. We will forever miss your smile, your voice, your charm, your wit, your way of making everything better; mostly just missing you.

Grief, I've learned, is really just love.
It's all the love you want to give but cannot.
All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat and in the hollow part of your chest.
Grief is just love with no place to go...

It's not how Chad died that we want to remember but what a good Man, dear Son, beloved Brother & Uncle and loyal Friend he was. Chad was loved beyond words and his spirit will be in our hearts forever.

As per his wishes, his ashes were spread in the Pacific Ocean off the Coast of Oregon and launched into space to orbit the Earth.

Up in heaven is where you are,
Flying high and twinkling bright,
My guiding star,
My shining light.

I am so lucky and proud to be your MOM, it's not Goodbye Chad just see you later on the other side...

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