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Joshua Mart Slade

11/16/1995 - 04/23/2017
Service Date: 04/29/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lehi Stake Center, 1430 North Grand, Mesa, Arizona

Joshua Mart Slade passed away doing what he loved – living life to its fullest. A great friend, loving son, brother & uncle, Joshua was always there whenever you needed someone to talk to. He had a contagious smile that lit up the room. In his youth, Joshua was an active showman, traveling across the United States competing in 4-H Swine Competitions. He loved his animals, fishing, being outdoors, dirt bikes and trucks. He had a great love for friends and family and would make everyone feel welcome and important. Joshua had an unforgettable laugh and was loving, kind and was always willing to serve. He loved life and loved adventure.

Joshua is survived by his parents, Darin & Kelly (Couey) Slade; his siblings, Ciera (Markel) DeVorce, Joseph (Leticia) Slade, DeAnn (Westin) Reader, Rylee & Jocelyn Slade; nieces and nephews, Kassidi, Kashtin, Kinsley & Markel Jr DeVorce, Audrey & Joseph Jr Slade and Jackson Reader; grandparents, Wayne (Sue) Slade and Joseph (Patricia) Couey; 11 aunts and uncles, and 32 cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother Jacob and grandmothers, Dolores Slade and MaryLou Couey.

A viewing will be held Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6-8 pm, at the Lehi Stake Center (LDS Church), 1430 N Grand, Mesa. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 29 at 10 am at the Lehi Stake Center (LDS Church). Interment to follow at the City of Mesa Cemetery.



  • David & Jean Sucha

    We are lost for words, Josh was such a pleasure to be around, his smile was always a given, full of youth and energy and a friend to all. Our thought and prayers are with the Slade family and all that knew Josh.

  • Our deepest thoughts and prayers to you and your family. He was always such a bright and happy person to watch show and be around.

  • Lechuga / Kelley Family

    Deepest condolences to the Slade Family and everyone that was blessed enough to have Josh pass through their lives.

  • Deepest condolences to the Slade family and friends,

  • I’ll never forget my years babysitting sweet Joshua. He was such fun and sweet at the same time. My heart breaks for all of you. I bet those two brothers are having an amazing time catching up in heaven! XO!

  • I am sorry for your loss my prayers are with your family

  • Always rest assure knowings Josh is watching over you guys now smiling and laughing right alongside his brother. He will always be in each and every one of your hearts and mine and all your friends and family members. May God keep you in his hands and hope things get better for y’all.

  • marsha godaire

    Our condolences to the Slade family.We our praying for you . The Godaire family🌹

  • Condolences to all the family and friends of Josh. Josh was a great young man. Josh and I had a deal when we shook hands. If you have ever shook hands with him you know what I’m talking about .

  • I remember Josh for his great smile and fun personality. Please accept my sincere condolences for the entire Slade family.

  • George and Tina Johnson

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Charles & Elna McKay

    To Wayne & Sue, we are so sorry to hear this. Grandson’s are so precious.
    Our prayers are for you and your family.

  • Such a tragic loss. I’m so sorry, Kelly, Darin, Wayne, and Sue. I will always remember that sweet little boy I taught in first grade. I loved running into him at the local Chevron fairly often in the last couple of years… Same little boy, same face, only a lot taller! Your family has been, and will continue to be in our prayers.

  • My deepest condolences to The entire Slade family. I will miss that guy early mornings at Chevron n that bright smile, you will truly be missed May our Heavenly Father open his doors for you. I’ll miss you so much

  • Malachi Commanda

    I’m sorry for your loss, I deeply will miss my bestfriend and the times he laughed it made me happy because I know my bestfriend is happy and he was a funny person to joke around with, Now those times are gone! i will cherish them much. Im sorry for yours and mine loss R.I.P Josh Slade

  • Crystal Flake Petersen

    I’m so sorry, Darin, Kelly and family, that you have to go through this. I hope you are comforted.

  • Barney Sherry & RaeLeigh Willborn

    Darin, Kelly and Family,
    There are no words I can say to take any of the pain away that y’all are going through. Y’all raised a precious young man to be very proud of. I pray you feel the comfort of God’s loving arms around you! We love y’all!

  • Hello .. my name is Chastity and although I did not know Josh personally I wanted to express my condolences for your loss. I know this is a very difficult time for your family. There is a short scripture that has always been encouraging to me when going through this and it’s at Isaiah 26:19 where it speaks of our dead loved ones living again. I look forward to this time so much. I hope this brings you some comfort and again we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Chastity

  • Susan Hjalmquist

    My heart is broken for the suffering your family is experiences. You continue to be in my prayers – may God’s loving arms and promises surround you with peace and comfort. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10). My love and prayers continue to be with you always – Rest in Peace young Josh, our Lord has prepared a wonderful place for you in Heaven.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Josh was so full of life. My heart goes out to your family today. Sorry I wasn’t able to be in person to express my condolences.

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