In Memory

John H Bradford

John Henry Bradford 6/13/1951 ~ 11/6/2005 John Henry Bradford died peacefully November 6, 2005 from respiratory heart failure after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was a positive, fun-loving person and will be greatly missed. John was born June 13, 1951 to Henry Davis and Virginia Taylor Bradford. He attended East High School, graduating with the class of 1970. John loved engines and anything mechanical. In 1971 he attended United Airlines Jetma School in San Francisco. He was employed by Dunford Bakery for five years, and he worked two years at Utah Waste Paper Company. John also worked 16 years for the Salt Lake City School District until heart surgery and Multiple Sclerosis forced an early retirement. John enjoyed water sports, especially boating and using a water kite. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, trips to family cabins and any kind of camping activity. His family appreciated his ability to repair anything at a moment's notice. His talent for telling humorous stories will leave heart warming memories with family and friends. His spiritual insight and sensitivity blessed many lives. His creative talents extended to a love of music. John's perfect pitch benefited his performance on keyboard in several bands where he also played the drums. John was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His favorite calling was working in the Salt Lake Temple, which he did from June 1995 to May 1998. John was the youngest of five children and the only boy. He very much appreciated his oldest sister Gerri's loving care in her home while recovering from heart surgery and dealing with MS related problems. He also felt blessed to be cared for by the outstanding staff at the Arlington Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center, Harmony Hospice and Hearts for Hospice for the past five years where he formed many wonderful friendships. Thank you Paul, Flora, Rosie, Linda, Betty, Nick and others who made each day of John's life peaceful and comfortable. He is survived by his four older sisters, Geraldine B. Russell, Salt Lake city; Marilyn B. Cutler (Kent), West Valley; Annette B. Dunford (Wyn), Seattle; and Barbara B. Brinton (Jim), Provo. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 10 at 12:00 noon at the Foothill 7th Ward Chapel at 2215 Roosevelt Avenue in Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Salt Lake Mortuary, 255 South 200 East and Thursday morning from 10:30 to 11:45 at the Ward. Interment will be at the Salt Lake Cemetery. Online guest book and directional maps available at In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the M.S. Society.

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04/02/20 12:21 PM #1    

Tom Wood

John was a constant source of energy in his youth.  I was lucky enough to have shared several years of friendship with him during our rocky teenage years.  John played drums in our rock and roll band called "The Other Side."  He was a talented muscian switching from drums to keyboard in a wink as well as singing a strong background.  We used to practice our band in his basement when his Mom was working or practicing the patience of Job with us while she was home.  His next older sister swore we were from the devil, but her musical tastes were a bit different than John and the band's tastes.  John was alway great fun and ready for adventure.  He was very strong and wiry and there wasn't much he couldn't do, so it came as a shock to discover why he passed.  I saw his name in the "In Memory" section and that was the first that I knew of his passing.  I never read the Obits, I have been in the dark.  I couldn't help but leave a remark about John as we passed many pleasant hours of friendship together as teenagers.

04/02/20 01:02 PM #2    

Jay Mower


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