Richard Carlyle Bradshaw passed away December 8, 2022, at the age of 90, beloved husband of Brenda Kenner Bradshaw. He was born April 16, 1932 to Alberta Henderson Bradshaw and Evans Carlyle Bradshaw in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. He was the first of 4 children.
He was raised in a very close-knit extended family that still maintains that relationship today. He had a happy, adventurous childhood. He served a three-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany. Following his mission, he went to BYU seeking an eternal companion. He met Brenda, the love of his life, on a blind date in 1959 and was sealed to her in the Salt Lake Temple in September 1959. He went on to graduate from BYU, receive a Master’s degree at USU, teach agricultural economics at Cal Poly Pomona, and then went to OSU for his doctorate program. While living in Ontario, Canada he worked for the Canadian Government in the agricultural branch. When that group closed, he went to work for Canfarm and moved back to Alberta. Later he went to work for the welfare department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as manager of the Church’s welfare program in Western Canada. During this time, he was also able to continue with his love for ranching by working on the family ranch in Mt. View, alongside his dad and brother. The ranch was always his first love. He has been happily living in Utah since retirement.
He has always served in the Church, wherever the Lord wanted him. He completed a service mission with Brenda at the LDS Employment Center in Utah.
He is survived by his spouse Brenda Bradshaw; children Brian (Nancy) Bradshaw, Arizona, Gregg (Kira) Bradshaw, Washington, Karla (Boyd) Lords, Utah, Lynette (Matt) Michels, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Friends may great the family during a viewing on Monday, December 12th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the South Jordan 6th Ward, 2550 West Shields Lane, South Jordan. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 13th at 11:00 AM with a viewing one hour prior, also at the South Jordan 6th Ward building. Those wishing to virtually attend services please click on the link provided https://zoom.us/j/95222462460?pwd=N0JFdGViQVRzRFVKQjFTZUxjMnRpUT09