Chance Joseph Garden: June 17, 1998 – Feb. 18, 2021

Chance was born on June 17, 1998 to Greg Wertz and Kristian Loughlin. Due to unforeseen circumstances Chance would eventually enter the Oregon foster care system followed by his younger brother Thomas several years later.

On April 30, 2004, Chance and his younger brother Thomas joined their forever family, fathers Michael Garden and Joseph Schneider along with older brother Jayme in Medford, Ore.

After a move to Springfield, Ore., the family expanded to include Gage and Chloe. Chance’s pride and love for his family made him a fierce advocate for marriage equality . . .