OBITUARY

Davis "Ed" Edward Bradshaw

January 22, 1926August 23, 2013

DAVID ‘ED’ BRADSHAW Davis ‘Ed’ Bradshaw 87 of Marysville went to be with his Lord on August 23, 2013. Ed was born January 22, 1926 in Pinehurst (Everett), Washington. Ed was in the first Kindergarten class at Roosevelt Elementary. He graduated from Everett High School. He served in the United States Navy during WWII in North Africa, Italy, and Southern France. While in the Navy he received some of his training at the University of Illinois. After the war he sailed to Alaska with the Coast and Geodetic Survey. He was a journeyman machinist and later taught vocational class at Snohomish High School for 20 years. In the summers, he took his boat to Alaska to commercial fish off of Sitka. He also flew for over 50 years, having owned ten planes over the years. Ed and his wife Ruby made trips in the plane to Baja and many trips to Canada. He is survived by his wife Ruby of sixty three years; daughter, Tracy and husband Jack Zimmerman of Coupeville; two grandchildren, Michelle and Curt Whitney of Kelso, and Beth and Joe Miller of Bellingham; five great-grandchildren, Meghan, Logan, Bergen, and Katie of Kelso and Madison of Bellingham; as well as his close companion “Pepper”. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Mildred Bradshaw and his grandson, James. A very special thank you to everyone on the 6th floor at Providence Medical Center – Colby Campus, and to Providence Hospice. A celebration of Ed’s life will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Mt. View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. View Presbyterian Church, Everett Gospel Mission, Normana Lodge Scholarship Fund, and Providence Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, September 7, 2013
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Davis "Ed" Edward Bradshaw

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Gary & Susan Henriksen

September 5, 2013

When I think of Ed, I think of a man who had an infectious smile on his face and an amazing zest for life. He was a kind and generous person who would do anything to help a friend. His was a life well lived. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.

September 5, 2013

When I think of Ed, I think of a man who had an infectious smile on his face and an amazing zest for life. He was a kind and generous person who would do anything to help a friend. His was a life well lived. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.
Gary & Susan Henriksen. (Sequim WA)

Vern & Carolyn Ross

August 30, 2013

Ed was an amazing man who I had the pleasure of knowing my whole life, as he was married to my cousin. Always a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. My husband got to share many adventures with Ed, and those adventures are still the topic of many conversations. Our son-in-law was taught by Ed in Snohomish, and commented that Ed was one of his favorites. Ed will be missed.

Jack Zimmerman

August 26, 2013

Many knew Ed longer and better than I, as our relationship spanned only 34 years. I wish I had known him longer. Ed piloted a boat better than anyone I knew and I once spent 2 continuous weeks on a boat with him in Alaska fishing and returning the boat to Everett. He often flew me around the state in his Piper Tripacer, his 10th plane. We laughed and also shared serious comments on being married (him to Ruby for 63 years, and me to their daughter Tracy). Those who knew Ed knew that there was no better mechanic, either gas or diesal. Ed had a special fondness for his grandkids and great grandkids. He developed many lifelong friendships and had also spoke with the greatest respect about his friends. Helping others was a big part of his life and I am not just talking about his friends, but the students in vocational classes at Snohomish High School. His impact on others will last for years.

FROM THE FAMILY