Douglas A. Bradshaw was born October 12, 1945 at the St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City Utah. At the time of his birth, his father Jerry Kington Bradshaw was serving in the army in Korea; and his mother, Sarah Pauline Leishman Archibald Bradshaw was living in Magna near her own parents, brothers, and sisters.
Following his father’s return from the war, Doug moved with his family to Washington Terrace, Utah. His parents built their family home in Roy, Utah, where Doug grew up. Schoolwork was not easy for Doug, but he persisted, and graduated from high school.
Doug entered military service in the U.S. Army in 1966, and served in Vietnam for over a year. After returning from the war, he began working for Jetway Corporation, now known as JBT Tech. He was a bridge assembler and worked for Jetway for 37 years, until his retirement. Unfortunately, he was exposed to asbestos in his employment, which later affected his health and his life.
Doug’s passion was with regard to the events surrounding the civil war. He spent many hours reading, researching, and learning about the events that took place. Doug collected books, hats, paintings, and civil war themed period pieces. He took his dream trip with his sister to Gettysburg, and many other sites, where critical events took place during the civil war. The tour guide was delighted and impressed with Doug’s extensive knowledge about the civil war. This trip offered him the opportunity to add further to his civil war collection.
Doug lived his adult years in Ogden, Utah. Doug was not complicated, he enjoyed laughter and a good meal. He never married, which offered him the opportunity to help many other people in various ways. He was always willing to lend a hand to others if he could. Doug was a kind friend, and a good brother.
As Doug’s health declined, he moved into Chancellor Gardens in Clearfield, Utah. He spoke highly of the kindness he received from his caregivers. He made fast friends, and he enjoyed joking around with everyone. It was one of the best times of his life.
Douglas passed away January 3, 2024, at the age of 78. He is survived by his older brother, Charles Jerry (Susan) Bradshaw, and his sister, Joleen Haggard. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Jerry Bradshaw, Nancy (Jeff) Lindsay, Amber (Mike) Wheatley, Dennis Haggard (Tammi), Denise Haggard, and Lori (Mark) West. His family members were very important to him, and we will miss him.
The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to all of the staff at Chancellor Gardens, especially to Melissa Dean, for the care and kindness to Douglas.
A Viewing will be held Friday, January 12, 2024 at 10 am at Aaron's Mortuary, 496 24th Street, Ogden, Utah. Graveside Services will follow at 11 am at Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah,