Richard "Dick" Bradfield

May 4th, 1937October 26th, 2014


Dick Bradfield was born and raised in the Four Corners area of Colorado near Cortez. He was the great grandson of homesteading Colorado farmers and ranchers. Dick graduated from Western State College where he met his wife, Windy. While attending Western, Dick was an intercollegiate skier, wrestler and baseball player. Following college, Dick and Windy lived around the U.S. while he served as an officer and pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. While in the Marines, Dick flew A-4 Skyhawks, including service as a pilot in Viet Nam. After leaving the Marines, Dick and Windy settled in Boulder, Colorado with their family. Dick continued flying as a Captain and pilot for Western and Delta Airlines until his retirement. He spent his most recent years biking, hiking, traveling, golfing, serving his community through Rotary, and supporting his grandchildren and great-grandchildren's various activities. He passed away quickly following a stroke.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Windy. He is survived by his two sons, Rich and Dan, and his siblings Bob Bradfield, Dave Bradfield, and Jeanine Valdez. They and his extended family, including daughters-in-law, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, will miss him dearly. He will also be missed by Lou Ann Dixon, who brought adventure and companionship to him during the past five years. Dick will be buried alongside Windy at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Dick's big heart and generosity will be remembered by all he touched. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made in Dick's memory to Warren Village, 1323 Gilpin St., Denver, CO 80218, a residential program for homeless single parent families.