Davis 'Ed' Bradshaw 87 of Marysville, WA went to be with his Lord on August 23, 2013.
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Ed was born January 22, 1926 in Pinehurst (Everett), Washington. Ed was in the first Kindergarten class at Roosevelt Elementary. He graduated from Everett High School. He served in the United States Navy during WWII in North Africa, Italy, and Southern France. While in the Navy he received some of his training at the University of Illinois. After the war he sailed to Alaska with the Coast and Geodetic Survey. He was a journeyman machinist and later taught vocational class at Snohomish High School for 20 years. In the summers, he took his boat to Alaska to commercial fish off of Sitka. He also flew for over 50 years, having owned ten planes over the years. Ed and his wife Ruby made trips in the plane to Baja and many trips to Canada.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby of sixty three years; daughter, Tracy and husband, Jack Zimmerman of Coupeville; two grandchildren, Michelle and Curt Whitney of Kelso, and Beth and Joe Miller of Bellingham; five great-grandchildren, Meghan, Logan, Bergen, and Katie of Kelso and Madison of Bellingham; as well as his close companion "Pepper". He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Mildred Bradshaw; and his grandson, James.
A very special thank you to everyone on the 6th floor at Providence Medical Center - Colby Campus, and to Providence Hospice.
A celebration of Ed's life will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. View Presbyterian Church, Everett Gospel Mission, Normana Lodge Scholarship Fund, and Providence Hospice.
Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.
Published in The Herald (Everett) on Sept. 5, 2013