Robert Don Bradley, 63, passes away
In loving memory of Robert Don Bradley. Don, 63, of Lake Tahoe passed away peacefully on April 21, 2009, with his daughter by his side.
Don was born Sept. 12, 1945, in Spokane Washington. He has lived at Lake Tahoe since 1950. He was a graduate of Tahoe-Truckee High School in 1963 then served in the Navy for two years being honorably discharged in 1965. He worked at various jobs over the years starting out as a chef at Conger’s. He then worked at Sierra Pacific Power Company and in semi-retirement he was a cab driver for North Tahoe Checker Taxi where he loved to share his “old timer” stories of Tahoe with anyone he could.
He instilled a love of creation in his children with a great respect for the Tahoe area which was a wonderful bond through the years.
A favorite thing for his daughters to do was listen to his many stories of growing up in Tahoe. He was able to give them a childhood filled with taking advantage of all this amazing area offers. There were many weekends spent skiing, camping, fishing or waterskiing. One of his many “dadisms” to describe the Lake was “Blue on Blue” for its blue sky, blue mountains and blue water.
Don is survived by: his two daughters, Dannette Arney, her husband Brian, and their children Joshua, Sam and Mariah, all from Truckee; and Denna Gemini, her husband Dan and their children Corina and Cara of Grants Pass Oregon; his brothers, Lynn (Carson City), Barry (Reno), Brent (Tahoe City), Pat (Oregon); sisters Debbie Tamblyn (Reno), Pam Collins (Reno) and Candy Kreyling (Arizona); nieces and nephews, Trent LaFerriere, Kerri LaFerriere, Jay Bradley and Christopher Collins. He was preceded in death by his mother Inez Mae Bradley, father Ray Hampton Bradley and brothers George Bradley and Kim Bradley.
No services are planned. A private memorial will be held with family and friends at a later date. The family wishes to express tremendous gratitude to Tahoe Forest Hospice for their amazing support. If desired, donations can be made in Don’s name to Tahoe Forest Hospice.