Bradford Adam Beesley

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Bradford Adam Beesley 'Buford' Our kind, thoughtful, loving son, brother, husband and father returned home to his Heavenly Father June 2, 2009. Bradford was born August 8, 1974 in Salt Lake City to Brad and Patty Beesley. Bradford was a devoted, caring father to his three sons and daughter. Our big brother was an amazing protector, our foundation and example for good. He guided us through life's experiences and was always there to help us. Brad graduated from Jordan High in 1992 and the U of U in 2000. Faithfully he served an LDS mission in Pittsburg, PA and in various church callings. Brad was an Eagle Scout. He was always looking for ways to help others and was a faithful friend. On August 27, 1997 he married Shannon Pendleton in the Salt Lake Temple. Bradford was a hardworking, successful business man who helped to grow his family's business, Back to Basics. He was the driving force in acquiring a new company, Candle Warmers Etc. He loved working with his brothers, brother-in-law and sister in growing the new family business together. Bradford's joy was his family and he provided well for them. He adored his little boys, Sam and Jack. They were truly his 'buddies'. He dearly missed his eldest son Bradford Ethan. Bradford definitely had a soft spot for his sweet baby girl, Brynn. She was daddy's little girl, his princess. His happiest moments were with his wife and kids taking trips to the bookstore, dad's and donut's, bike riding, movies, motorcycle riding, IHOP, many exploring adventures at the cabin and singing the "Beesley Boys" song. Besides his family, golfing and reading were his passions. His mother taught him the joy of reading. He won a contest for reading 100 books in second grade. He loved going to the gym with his brothers and sister and delighted in winning the "muscle contest". He was so considerate and sensitive to his mom and two sisters. All of his nieces and nephews loved their Uncle Brad. He spent hours wrestling with the boys and giving kisses and hugs to the girls. BRADFORD, WE WILL FOREVER MISS YOU IN OUR "BEES SQUEEZE." Will be missed by his sweetheart Shannon, sons Samuel Ethan, Jackson Adam, and daughter Brynn Leah, his parents Brad and Patty Beesley, grandmother Hanna Beesley, siblings Brian K. (Alicia) Beesley, Lindsay Ann (Chris) Barnes, Spencer William (Tori) Beesley, Heather Marie (Brett) Heyland and nieces and nephews. Met with open arms by his son, Bradford Ethan, grandparents Art and Jean Knecht and Bill Beesley. A visitation will be held Saturday, June 6, 2009 from 12:00-1:45 p.m. followed by services at 2:00 p.m. at 11755 S. Highland Drive (2000 E), Sandy. In lieu of flowers a fund for his children will be set up at Zions Bank. Please send condolences and memories at
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from June 5 to June 6, 2009
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