Richard Hial Bradford, age 83, passed away 31 March, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born 14 November, 1929, year of the great depression to Hial and Rosie Bradford. While a student in college he met Ilena Wilcock and married the love of his life in the Salt Lake Temple, 16 May, 1958. His beautiful bride preceded him in death, 5 February, 1985.
Dad served a Spanish-American mission for the LDS Church from1950-1952. He served his country proudly in Korea as a Sergeant in the United States Army with various citations. He graduated from LDS Business College, with a Major in Business Administration, Accounting.
Second of 10 siblings. Deceased are sister Elaine and her husband Lester Carlson, brother Donald, brother-in-law William VanderToolen, brother-in-law DeWayne Ewell, sister Carolyn and her husband Fred, brother-in-law Richard Kearney, brother-in-law George Mecham, two nephews and his parents, Hial and Rosie.
Blessed with the most precious sons and daughters ever granted to anyone, Marion Bradford, Melanie (Brett ) Bradshaw, Rick (Laurie), Mathew (Denise); survived by 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; siblings, Rachel, Chirle, Earl (Patsy), Sherrie (Tom), Gayle, Sue (Carl), and Gloria .
His love for Mexico and Mexico's children remain a special happiness in his life. Just as loved are peoples of the world. "We are all children of the same great Father."
The family would like to thank the Gygi, Callister and Whitesides families for the special friendship they have shown our father.; his daughter, Marion and great-grandson, Miguel who took such good care of him.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 4 April, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at the Butler 10th Ward, 6600 South Greenfield Way (1750 East). A viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, 3 April, 2013 at Memorial Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East and one hour prior at the church. Interment to follow at Redwood Memorial Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2013