Thomas Harry Bradbury

June 30, 1936 – January 10, 2019 

CLA: In Remembrance of Thomas Harry Bradbury

The Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) and livestock agriculture in Colorado has lost a leader, an advocate and a great friend. Tom Bradbury was an avid supporter of the National Western Stock Show, a Colorado State University Distinguished Alum and a member of the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. He was committed to his family, the continual improvement of his ranching operations and his community. He will be missed. Services will be held Tuesday, January 15, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cherry Hills Community Church Chapel located at 3900 Grace Blvd, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126.
Respectfully,
Bill Hammerich, CEO
Colorado Livestock Association
The Bradbury family has lost its North Star. After complications from a knee replacement surgery that included two follow-up surgeries and then an allergic reaction to an antibiotic, Thomas Bradbury died early morning on January 10, 2019. Tom was a well-known Colorado rancher, horseman and businessman who impacted nearly every person he met. He loved the Denver Broncos, was the most-loyal of friend, and wanted to have the best ranches and fastest quarter horses possible.
Born in Denver, raised in Littleton, and proud graduate and passionate supporter of CSU. While at CSU, he met and married Margaret, who has been his faithful and loving wife for 60 years. In 1958, they founded Bradbury Land & Cattle Co. near Byers, Colorado where they made their home for 45 years and where the family continues to own ranches. Tom was inducted in the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, proudly served on the National Western Executive Board for over a decade, was a CSU Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, and was inducted to the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. He served on various Boards, both locally and nationally, for over 50 years. He was compassionate towards youth and tried to encourage them to better themselves. Just as he aimed for continuous improvement on his ranches and his businesses, he strived to make his local community and the ag world better.
Tom is survived by his wife, Margaret, his children Suzie, Tom (Penny), Lisa (Mark) and son-in-law, Allen, along with 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas O. and Gladys C. Bradbury and his daughter, Pamela and grandson, Drew.
Services will be held Tuesday, January 15, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cherry Hills Community Church Chapel (3900 Grace Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126).

 

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.