JAMES ROBERT BRADLEY
March 30, 1932 – January 5, 2020
James “Jim” Bradley, 87, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 5th, 2020. He is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years, Dolores and their six children: Dan (Mary) Bradley, Holbrook, AZ; Steve (Janet) Bradley, No Ogden, UT; Mike (Kelli) Bradley, Monument, CO; Michelle (Mark) Pond, Gilbert AZ; Brian (Sheila) Bradley, Pendleton, OR; Valerie (Mike – deceased) Hulen, Mesa, AZ. Jim is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Jim was a lifelong resident of Grand Junction. He was born at St Mary’s hospital to James Daniel and Mary (Perino) Bradley. He graduated from Grand Junction High School and was attending Mesa College when he met the love of his life, Dolores White of Fruita. Soon afterwards he was drafted into the army and stationed at Fort Sill, OK where he and Dolores were married and started their family. He returned to the Grand Valley to pursue his career, working at the Atomic Energy Commission, managing the State Hardware store on Main Street, and finally as a retail manager at the Mesa Feed and Farm Supply company.
Jim enjoyed the beauties of his native state and particularly his family fishing trips on the Grand Mesa. He played the piano and accordion, built and flew model airplanes, and enjoyed working in his yard, but his primary interest was his family who he loved dearly and cherished every moment spent with them.
Throughout his life, Jim dedicated his time and service as a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he served as a bishop, a member of the stake presidency, and as the patriarch of the Grand Junction Stake.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan 11th at the LDS Stake Center (2881 Orchard Ave, Grand Junction). Viewing is at 11am and funeral service at 1PM,The family requests a donation to HopeWest.
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