Lawrence Richard Braida was born Oct. 11, 1955, in Billings. He died Aug. 1, 2018.

He married Debra Heikkinen Braida in 1982, they later separated.

Lawrence studied at Montana State University – Billings, studying psychology, media analysis and internet technology (IT). He also studied creative writing at NRI School of writing.

His hobbies included art, playing guitar and piano, and driving his prized Mustang. He also studied Wing Tsun Kung Fu. He loved his children very much. 

He is survived by his children, Eryn Braida and Alex Braida; siblings, Jeff Braida, Dr. Nicole Braida, and Tim Braida.

He is preceded in death by parents, John Braida and Joanne C. Braida.

Private services will be held. Condolences can be sent to Heights Family Funeral Home.