This world became a better place on November 24, 1997 when Ha’den Gasvoda Kelso was born in Worland, Wyoming. Ha’den was full of life with a sparkle in his eye and an “up to no good”grin from a young age. He loved working at the family farm with Grandpa Jim, Uncle George and his dad ~ from irrigating to pushing tires around-pretending there was a motor in the tire.
Ha’den attended elementary school in Burlington and Greybull, graduating from Greybull High School in 2016. Ha’den played basketball and football in Junior High, swam with the Blue Dolphins, played AAU soccer, competed in youth rodeos and participated in 4-H. His passion was farming with his family and special friends, the Aguilars.
Ha’den enjoyed working for GK Construction after high school ~ always “black smoking” Jay and Scott, utilizing the horn in his truck and of course his big wave to his friends. Farming kept calling him home. He loved working for Aguilars and his dad, taking pride in driving semi during harvests, combining and tractor work.
Ha’den has always kept us in stitches with his wild adventures and love for life. His love for LOUD vehicles, telling jokes and constantly teasing will be missed. Being a good friend, knowing when others were in need of comfort, lending a hand and especially making others laugh and making others smile, never asking for anything in return was a gift to all. Truly his main goal in life was to make people laugh and feel good about themselves.
Ha’den formed many special unique friendships which started at a young age with Josh Preator, with many in between including Eric Aguilar, who was more like a brother. Friends and family were important to Ha’den. He was the glue that held us all together, always making light of stressful situations with his warm hugs or cracking a ridiculous joke.
It is with deep sadness that heaven gained a wonderful caring soul on October 3, 2020. Ha’den joins his grandparents Jim and Audrey Kelso, Grandpa Tom Gasvoda and Aunt Glenna Marie Gasvoda and Uncle Gerry Gasvoda in Heaven.
Ha’den left broken hearts behind including his parents, Mike and Gretchen Kelso, sister Dasha, brothers Colin (Caitlin) and Bryce (Shelbe), Grandma JoEllen Gasvoda, Uncle George, nieces Addi and Brexleigh-who he adored and the Aguilar family: Pascual, Felicia, Eric, Angelo and Mia.
Ha’den carried no grudges, had no regrets and lived everyday as if it were his last. He wouldn’t want us to be sad and miss him, but to rather spread kindness and share our hearts with others as he did.