Steven Ray Bradford, 53, of Unity, died March 28, 2005.
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His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Burnt River Community Church at Unity. Pastor Bill Cox of McEwen Bible Fellowship will officiate. The graveside service will be at Unity Cemetery. There will be a potluck dinner at a location to be announced later.
He was born on March 15, 1952, at Ontario to Elbert and Donna Koontz Bradford. He lived at Unity all of his 53 years. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed hunting with his family and friends. In the last few years he was very supportive of the high school sports teams, foreign exchange students and the church youth.
In his early years he worked at the Unity sawmill for Ellingson Lumber Co. He then worked for 10 years on the road crew. He began his own business “Bradford Excavating” and was self-employed until his death.
He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Survivors include his two children, Travis Bradford of John Day and Tracy Caylor and her husband, Tom, and four grandchildren, Caleb, Jordan, Hanna and Michael of Shoshone, Idaho; his sisters, Barbara Andrews and Karen Christensen; brothers, Rod Bradford, Brian Bradford and Rob Bradford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elbert Bradford; his mother, Donna Bradford; and one brother, Larry Boyer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Burnt River Memorial Scholarship Fund at Unity through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 1, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor