Harold Bradshaw January 7, 1921-July 9, 2020


Harold Bradshaw

Harold passed away peacefully July 9, 2020 in Oregon City, Oregon, where he had been living with his daughter, Patti Foley and her family for several years. Harold was born in Eugene, Oregon January 7, 1921 to Harrison and Gertrude Bradshaw. His first few years coincided with very difficult years in our country. The family moved around a lot following various employment opportunities, eventually ending up in Newport, Oregon. Early in life, Harold was very interested in electronics. In the summer of 1941, a few months before the Pearl Harbor bombing, he followed his interest in electricity to Boeing in Seattle, Washington. Soon after the Pearl Harbor incident, he married Jean Ranger. As soon as WWII ended, he was drafted into the army and spent about 6 months at the 29th General Hospital in Incheon, Korea, just north of Seoul. His tasks ranged from routine medical procedures to building maintenance. When the Army was notified that Jean was going to have their first child, they discharged Harold. Harold settled back in Newport, where he tried several lines of work, then finally started doing construction. He worked alongside his parents, building their house and a house for his growing family. He progressed to building houses for whoever needed a house built. Eventually he switched to building houses and duplexes to rent. Today various Newport addresses still display Harold's handiwork, attesting to the variety and quality of skills he brought to the job for many years. Later he worked for Lincoln County School District for several years in the maintenance department. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Harrison and Gertrude Bradshaw, his wife Jean, his son John Bradshaw, and his great granddaughter Talia Yoder. He is survived by his son Richard (Kathy) Bradshaw of West Linn, Oregon, his son Dave (Gail) Bradshaw of Newport, Oregon, and his daughter Patti (Mark) Foley of Oregon City, Oregon. He is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. A huge part of Harold's life centered directly around his firm commitment to Jesus Christ and to the support of the Newport Church of the Nazarene, where he was a member from January 1, 1950 until his passing. He also generously supported Wesleyan Missions and Wycliffe Bible Translators. In lieu of flowers, the family sincerely requests that you share your fond memories of Harold with each other and the family. If you wish, financial donations may be made to Newport Church of the Nazarene, PO Box 1068, Newport, Oregon 97365 with the notation "Alabaster for Harold".

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