Melvin K. Bradshaw, age 86, died August 17, 1994, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Born December 15, 1907, in Lyman, Wyoming, to George and Rebecca Naylor Eyre Bradshaw. Married Mary Lorene Hamblin, December 15, 1927, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.He attended school in Lyman, Wyoming, and graduated from Lyman High School with honors. After his marriage, he resided in Salt Lake City where he worked in building construction. He helped the church in building many chapels in the valley and helped build the grain elevator on Welfare Square. During World War II, he was employed by the government in constructing an air base in the Aleutian Islands.
He taught agriculture and shop at Lyman High School. After his retirement, he was a crossing guard for 10 years on Holladay Boulevard where he became a welcome friend to many of the students.
He spent the last six years of his life at Holladay Health Care. The family expresses their appreciation for the kind and loving care he was given there.
He was a faithful member of the LDS Church all his life and served in various positions. When he was just twelve in Lyman, he was responsible for ringing the bell for a call to services and pumping the organ. He served in Stake and Ward Sunday School superintendencies and Mutual presidencies. He worked with the Boy Scouts of America, was Ward Clerk, and sang in and directed ward choirs. He and his wife served in the Mutual for 28 years, being responsible for the production of yearly Roadshows. He was an avid genealogist of over 30 years. He was a High Priest. In all his life pursuits, he made close and long-lasting friendships, gaining the love and respect of his associates. His life was one of service to family and friends. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Survived by his wife, Lorene H. Bradshaw, Provo; son, Merrill Bradshaw (Janet), Provo, Utah; daughter, Shannon Holmgren, daughter-in-law, Jean Bradshaw, both of Salt Lake City; 19 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren; brothers, Rulon, (Mary) Salt Lake City; and Blaine, (Polly) Sun City, Arizona; sister, Myrtle Twitchell, Lyman, Wyoming. Preceded in death by son, Richard Charles, Salt Lake City; brothers, Clyde, Clinton, Dee, and Grant; sisters, Duella Bateman and Vella Bradshaw.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 20, 11 a.m., Holladay 4th Ward, 4917 South Viewmont (2085 East). Friends may call at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Friday, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday at the ward, one hour prior to services. Interment, Lake Hills Memorial Park.
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