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James D. Bradley

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James D. Bradley, born October 19, 1926, passed away November 30, 2012. He was born to James and Clara Bradley in High River, Alberta Canada. He came to the States with his parents as a young boy.


He was in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 in the Aleutian Islands as an Aviations Machinists Mate H Third Class. He received medals for the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign, American Area Campaign, and World War II Victory.


He graduated Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash. and taught school in Mabton, Wash. for three years.

James married Myrna Turnbough June 15, 1954, in Phoenix, Ore. They had 58 wonderful years together.

He was employed in Lincoln, Co. at Harlan School for a year, and Toledo High School for a year. He was also employed at GAB Insurance Adjusting for 33 years.

In younger years he enjoyed teaching his two sons to hunt and fish. James also loved taking his two grandsons fishing and camping. He liked to watch the Ducks and Beavers play football. He belonged to the Eagles Lodge.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, James V. Bradley and wife, Coleen, and Scott Bradley and wife, Laurie; four grandchildren, Christy, Steve, John, and Jamie; four great-grandchildren; one half-brother, Steven Bradley, of Spokane, Wash.; six cousins in Wash. and cousins in Canada; also one special friend, Kai.

Thank you Accent Care Home Health of Rogue Valley and Hospice for his wonderful care in his remaining days.

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