Bert Armond Bradley
May 6th 1940 – May 13th 2022
Bert was born May 6th 1940 to Ruth and Wells Bradley in Moroni UT. He was the oldest of 5 children and moved to Idaho where he remained his entire life. Bert leaves behind, his loving wife Mirella, 5 children, Bret (Michelle) Bradley, Brian Bradley, Lori Bradley, Rod (Melissa) Bradley and Jay (Shanda) Hasting and 7 grandchildren Chelsea (Nick) Hough, Makenna Bradley, Codi (Devin) Hansen, Briana Bradley, Colby (Brandy) Bradley, Taylor Bradley, Megan Bradley, Scarlet Hasting and 3 great grandchildren Matthew, Porter, and Sorrel. Having preceded him in death are parents Ruth and Wells Bradley, wife Evelyn Bradley, brother Larry Bradley, sister Diane Bradley, and daughter Lori Bradley.
Bert’s life was incredibly full, in 1968 he and his partner, Harvey, started Contract Floors Inc. which was a springboard for a lifetime of building successful companies and real estate investments, some of which include Sunset Interiors, Interior Systems Inc, Acoustical Supply, Kitchens by Design, and countless others. The Treasure Valley would literally not look the same without him and is evidenced by his development of Lexington Hills, Morningside Heights, Canterbury, Palomar Heights and Saddlebrook Subdivisions as well as commercially the Plantation View Business Park, the Blue Cross Building and many more. Not only did he help to build the area, he served on many boards and committees related to the growth of the Valley.
When he was not working Bert’s love of the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding and snowmobiling led him to his next adventure… Ranching. In the late 90’s Bert established The Bradley Family Ranch in the Joseph Plains. And after “retiring” in 2006 he spent most of his time up at the Ranch building equipment sheds and a shop to house the “yellow iron” as he called it, (Caterpillar) to most. Into his 80’s he could always be found using his backhoe and dump truck to help anyone who needed it. In the winter when the snow got too deep, he and his wife would retreat to Yuma with friends for weeks at a time or until The Ranch called him back.
Bert was kind, honest, generous and not without a sense of humor. Anyone who knew him would tell you “that man is as generous as they come, if I ever needed anything, he would be there to help” A man of few words and many deeds, his legacy is far reaching, he will be forever missed and forever loved.
Services will be held June 15th at 2PM at Foothills Church 9655 W. State St.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Humphreys Diabetes Center.