Chad Lee Henriod passed away unexpectedly at Camp Success with family and friends September 8, 2019. Chad was born November 22, 1973 on Thanksgiving Day, in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner, in Ely, Nevada to Wayne Lee Henriod and Amy Bates Henriod. Chad grew up in Ely, Nevada and on the 3X family ranch in Pleasant Valley, Utah. He attended White Pine High School, graduating in 1992. He attended college for a short time at College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.
Chad was always a hardworking man, starting at Ely Motor Supply at a very young age sweeping floors and cleaning. He then went to work for Carson Construction, where he was first paid with his 1962 Ford pickup from Dewey and Keith Carson at the age of 15 years old. Chad then went to work for Roy Oxborrow at Mt Land Plumbing. Next he worked for Jerry Jones and J&P Auto. His final job was working for the White Pine School District in the maintenance department as Head Water Certified D-2 and a Boiler Specialist, one of the first in Nevada. He was just shy of 20 years of service. He was a vested member of the Ely Volunteer Fire Department as well and the President of the Support Staff Union for the School District.
Chad married Cassie Davis July 10, 1999 and they welcomed their son Riley Wayne Henriod February 21, 2003. Riley was the light Chad’s life and everything he did was for his son. He had two dogs Bella and Walter, which were family to him. Chad met the love of his life Carlyanne Palczewski on June 23, 2018 and had never been happier.
Chad loved hunting, fishing, camping, working on the family ranch, woodworking, motorcycles, gardening, old Ford trucks, and helping anyone and everyone with anything anytime. Chad liked to play hard, and loved even harder. Every friend Chad made became a best friend. Chad will be loved by all who knew him and missed forever.
Chad is survived by his son Riley Wayne Henriod, parents Wayne and Mary Henriod, Mother Amy Sabey, sisters Melody (Wyatt) Combs, Randi (Todd) Bradshaw, Shannin (Jim) Pierce, Bobbie Jo (Joseph) Matthews and Courtney Sabey, the love of his life Carlyanne Palczewski and son Ivan, and his dogs Bella and Walter. He is preceded in death by his grandparent William and Merle Henriod, Cecil and Noma Bates, and Bill and Jewel Grant, stepfather Bob Sabey, and cousin Travis Earl.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 20th, 2019 at White Pine High School gymnasium, 1800 Bobcat Drive, Ely, Nevada at 11:00am PST. A luncheon will follow in the high school common area.
In Chad’s honor, a memorial account has been set up for his son, Riley Wayne Henriod, at Nevada Bank and Trust.