Bradley Ashley

Bradley Ashley, age 97, a longtime resident of Colorado Springs and formerly of Loveland and Denver, Colorado, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 at a local care center. He was loved by his wife who pre-deceased him, his children, grand-children, great-grandchildren, and many friends.

Bradley was born on April 14, 1916 in Birch River, West Virginia to the late Arch McQueen and Jennie (Adkins) Ashley. He served in the United States Army from the time he was 16 years old, [1932] until 1941, stationed in Panama during the last years of his service. He was honorably, medically discharged five months before the start of World War II after having contracted Malaria and Tuberculosis while in Panama. He married Lillian Marie Younger on June 21, 1941 in Denver. Notwithstanding many years of treatment for the Tuberculosis, with a young and growing family, Bradley was a farmer for many years, and eventually joined the American Civil Service. He worked until retirement in Colorado at the United States Air Force Academy.

Bradley was a real outdoorsman who enjoyed farming, ranching, horseback riding, hunting, hiking, and camping. He was a friend to everyone he met, and was well-known for his warm, fun-loving personality.

Bradley is survived by four children: Sherry Ashley-Bott, Garry Ashley, Terry Ashley, and Mary Ashley-Fuchsman. He has nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. [1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Colo. Spgs., Co. 80910] Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Private entombment of Bradley and Lillian’s remains will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Garden of Angels.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bradley’s name may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 6880 Palmer Park Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80915.

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