Howard Bradford, age 75, husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away peacefully at home on August 9, 2000 from complications of diabetes.
Howard was born on February 4, 1925 in Sacramento, California to Pleasant Howard Bradford and Dora Mae Taylor. During his younger years he lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, then went to live with his Aunt Lola and Uncle George Milne in Salt Lake. He graduated from East High School. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving his country in Europe as a Sergeant in the 89th Infantry Division. Shortly after returning home from France, he was called to serve his church as a missionary to France.
He attended the University of Utah and Brigham Young University where he received his degree.
He was married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple to Roxey Faye Rosenbaum on July 10, 1950, and just recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family. They are the parents of nine children: Diane (Richard) Goldstein, Joyce Stinnett, David (Dorothy), Marsha (Conrad) Gulden, Gary (Pamela, Gloria (Earnest) Wilberger, Jay (Patricia), Trisha, and Wayne (Tina). They have 17 grandchildren. His brother Sterling Taylor Bradford, survives him.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served his Church in many ways, including working as a guide on Salt Lake Temple Square, and in the Tabernacle, also as a baptismal worker.
Howard had a pilot's license and enjoyed flying. He also loved taking his children and grandchildren boating, hunting and snowmobiling. He had a great sense of adventure and optimism and will be missed by family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., August 12, 2000 in the Salt Lake East Millcreek 6th Ward, 3103 E. 3600 So. Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive and at the ward on Sat. from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.