Marilyn Bradbury, age 83, passed away September 22, 2014. She was born in Denver, Colorado, to Gilbert and Lois (Blanchard) Pulsipher. She married Jack Dennis Bradbury in 1953. They later divorced in 1983. Together they had five children: Scott (Nicole) Bradbury of Seattle, Washington; Robin (Nancy) Bradbury of Superior, Colorado; Nancy (Gary) Anderson of St. George, Utah; Lance Bradbury of Littleton, Colorado; and Marty (Teresa) Bradbury of Orem, Utah.
The oldest of seven children, Marilyn enjoyed camping, hiking, and picnicking in the Colorado Mountains as a child. She attended North High School in Denver and then Brigham Young University where she won “College Queen” and “Banyan Queen” titles. She later went on to place as runner-up in the 1965 Mrs. Colorado competition, and won the Mrs. Congeniality title. She lived in Hawaii for two years and taught school.
After raising her five children, she worked for a Marriott Hotel in Denver as the Head Concierge. Her outgoing personality was perfect for this job, and she loved it because she believed “You are happiest when doing something for others.” She was an avid tennis player, occasional golfer, and talented artist–she enjoyed painting and sculpting and won awards. She also loved fishing, gardening, reading, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Marilyn was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in numerous callings.
She is survived by her five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, sisters, Pauline Artz and Lois Ann Bronson of Colorado; brothers, Allan (Margaret) Pulsipher of Baton Rouge, LA and Brent (Lyndsay) Pulsipher of Hartsel, Colorado. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Pulsipher of Holmdel, New Jersey; and sister, Susan Platt of Sandy, Utah.
- Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Bloomington LDS chapel, 3381 Mulberry Drive, St. George, Utah.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign Marilyn’s guest book at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.