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Lawrence Floyd Bradbury

  • Birth 20 Feb 1920 Challis, Custer County, Idaho, USA
  • Death 23 Sep 2004 Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
  • Memorial ID 10363193

Lawrence Floyd Bradbury, 84 died at his home in Klamath Falls, Oregon on Thursday, September 23, 2004.

Lawrence Floyd Bradbury was born Friday, February 20, 1920 in Challis, the son of Floyd M. and Violet M. (Smith) Bradbury. He attended elementary school and high school, graduating from Challis High School, class of 1938. Following his graduation, he attended the University of Idaho studying agriculture. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1942. He immediately entered into the United States Army under the ROTC Program June 25, 1942 receiving the Rank of Infantry Unit Commander. During his time of service he served in Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received his Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Theater Ribbon with Three Bronze Service Stars, Bronze Star, Metal, Purple Heart, Croix de Guerre, and Combat Infantryman Badge. He received his Honorable Discharge as Captain of the United States Infantry December 22, 1945.

During his college term he met Marie Commick, who was also a student at the University of Idaho, and following his tour of duty with the United States Army, they were married November 18, 1945 in the St. Johns Lutheran Church in Genesee, Idaho. They made their home in Challis working with his father Floyd M. Bradbury on the family ranch raising heifers and bulls. The Bradbury Ranch was a third generation homesteaded ranch in Challis.

He was a member of the Idaho Cattlemen Association and served as president of the association in 1969. Following the death of his father, Lawrence continued to operate the ranch until 1976. Lawrence continued to be very active working for the Cyprus Mine as drill site manager, and Custer County Bank as a bank loan officer. They moved to Lewiston, Idaho in 1981, and he developed an interest in timber.

He enjoyed going on rafting trips, riding horses and fishing for trout and salmon. He enjoyed traveling in the United States, New Zealand, and countries where he served during the War.

He moved to Klamath Falls in 2000 to be near his family already residing in Klamath County.

Survivors include his wife Marie Bradbury of Klamath Falls, Oregon; daughter and son-in-law Marcia and Pastor Mike Leake of Brush Prairie, Washington; son and daughter-in-law Dr. Mark and Maria Bradbury of Klamath Falls; grandchildren John and Mary Bradbury; sister Evelyn Wick; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Campbell.

At the families request, cremation has been provided by Klamath Cremation Service and O’Hair & Riggs Funeral Chapel.

A Celebration of Lawrence Floyd Bradbury’s life will be held Saturday, October 16, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Bi-ble Church, 21810 NE 37th. Avenue, Ridgefield, Washington. Mr. Bradbury’s son-in-law Pastor Mike Leake will officiate.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the City of Lewiston Normal Hill Cemetery, Lewiston.

Memorial contributions in memory of Lawrence Floyd Bradbury may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


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  • Created by: Judy
  • Added: 23 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10363193
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence Floyd Bradbury (20 Feb 1920–23 Sep 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10363193, citing Normal Hill Cemetery, Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Judy (contributor 46539609) .