Richard "Brad" Lee Bradley

Apr 17, 1934 – Jan 22, 2015

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Richard Lee “Brad” Bradley

Richard Lee Bradley was born April 17, 1934 in Emmetsburg, IA to Bernard and Geraldine Bradley, and passed away January 22, 2015 in Auburn, WA at the age of 80. 

Richard was a Machinist at Boeing for 40 years; was a Fire Fighter and became the Assistant Fire Chief with Pacific Fire Department; was a Police Officer with Pacific and Algona. 

Richard is survived by his daughter Carolyn Barge, son Michael Bradley, and daughter Mary Johnson; brothers John Bradley and Pat Bradley and sisters Geraldine Lowman, Wendy Driver, Helen Olson, Gini Roberts, Carolyn Smith, Frances Simons, and Bea Poeppe; 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.  Richard was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn, son Terry, brother Dwayne, and 3 grandchildren. 

A Funeral Service for Richard will be held Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 1:00pm at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188. 


Don W. Bradley
Rochester, MN
Feb 4, 2015

My condolences to the family. Cousin Richard, thank you for the information and photos you provided, and your support in compiling the Bradley Family History. The few times we met and talked at the Family Reunion in Graettinger, IA were very enjoyable. Until we meet again!

Bernadette Merrill
Algona, IA
Jan 27, 2015

I am going to miss my special Uncle Rich. Our phone calls in recent years will be treasured memories. Our talks about old cars, the garden and his roses will be missed. I loved when he and Aunt Kay would visit is in Iowa. I must admit that I really don't like fishing, but I went with him because it ment that I got his full attention. To my cousin... your dad hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for sharing him with me.


Thomas Lowman
Sierra Vista, AZ
Jan 25, 2015

I am sorry for your loss and know that no words can truly make up for your loss. I am one of Geraldine's sons, so Richard was my Uncle. I met him many years ago when my Mom took the family out to Washington state. I recall he was an avid quick draw competitor and he showed me how fast one day by demonstrating that he could pull a gun from the holster and fire it before I could pull the trigger on a gun that was already leveled and ready to fire. It was quite impressive and has always stuck with me. I am glad I was able to meet him and am saddened by his passing.

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