James C Bradley

May 22, 1945 ~ November 2, 2018 (age 73)
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James C. Bradley

Resident of Farmington, NM

Date of Birth:  5-22-1945 in Carlsbad, NM

Date of Death:  11-2-2018 at home in Farmington, NM surrounded by family


Parents’ names:  Claude Arden Bradley and Ethellean Potter Bradley


James served in the US Air Force 1968 – 1972.


1963   Graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque, NM


1968    Graduated from UNM with BBA --- Accounting Major


1968 – 1972  US Air Force Captain and Missile Launch Officer


1971  Married Kathrine Wittwer Bradley


1972  Began banking career at First National Bank of Albuquerque.  His career in banking continued at Bank of Montana System in Great Falls, MT and First National Bank of Farmington, NM as Sr. VP.


Jim’s hobbies included the design and building of 8 homes for his family, fishing and hiking in the mountains, photography, and landscaping and yard maintenance at his homes.  Jim was the person in the neighborhood with the perfectly manicured grass and the first lawn to be green in the spring! 


Jim met the disease of Alzheimer’s head on and demonstrated his love of family and Faith in God every step of the way.  This was his destiny and he didn’t let it rob his spirit of thankfulness and joy; of time and activities with loved ones.


Life was a “team” effort and Jim was the leader until the end.  His wish was to be a part of “life” publicly and privately, demonstrating love and compassion.  He never missed an opportunity to say thank you or I love you, even during his last days with his family.


He was a man of quiet, steadfast Faith in God.  He was ALL IN, knowing God was his compass during his entire life.


Preceded in death by:

Parents:  C. A. Bradley, Ethellean Bradley

Sister:  Peggy Bradley Schmidt


Survived by:

Wife:  Kathrine Bradley

Son:  Christopher Bradley and wife Michelle, children Sienna and Caleb

Daughter:  Jennifer Anderson and husband Tom, and children Casey and Lauren

Daughter:  Tiffany Aubert and husband Joe, and children Ethan and Emily

Brother:  Jerry Arden Bradley and wife Linda.


In lieu of flowers, we would love to have donations go to Young at Heart, a part of Hustle Kindness.  Jim and his grandchildren loved being a part of this outreach program pairing young and old in art, conversation and food!


You may donate via the website or by check.  Mail to 3105 Municipal Dr. Farmington, NM  87401

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