Christopher Cross Bradley
Entered into life January 26, 1977. Entered into eternal rest January 15, 2021, after many years of injuries sustained in a car accident. He was surrounded by loved ones. Chris was born in Lakewood, CO but grew up in Victorville, CA. Chris was artistically talented, loved Game of Thrones and doted on his numerous nieces and nephews. Chris is survived by his parents Steven L. Bradley, Daryle (Leah) Bradley, sisters Tonni L Dumontier, Michelle Watt, Angela (Denny) Flower, brothers Raymond J Dumontier, Nicholas J Bradley and Alexander J Dumontier. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Tommy D. Haas and his paternal grand-parents Warren C. Bradley and Mildred C. Prokop. He is also survived by numerous Aunts and Uncles who admired his strength and courage throughout the years.
Private Celebration of Life will be Held Saturday 2:00PM January 30, 2021 at Lookin" Good Restaurant 66 Sheridan Boulevard 1st and Sheridan.
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When Chris was born, I could tell right away, he was Steve's child because he looked so much like Steve when he was younger. The earliest memory I had of him was that he was sitting on his Mother's lap while we were playing cards and he said "mommy, look at all the K Marts". We all laughed and Carol said, got a lot of Kings, huh Daryle? She said you don't get to sit on my lap anymore while I'm playing cards!! A couple years later, Steve's job caused him to leave Denver and we were able to see them only when when they came through on their way to another job. Each time, I thought what a sweet but shy boy he was. They finally moved back to Denver and I just remember that shy sweet smile. Then he was involved in that car accident and we were all al the hospital just hoping he would survive, then that he would regain some use of his limbs. We celebrated a birthday at Craig hospital and there was quite a large turnout. At family get togethers we were always trying to figure out how to get him in the house or backyard. All the kids loved him. He was always shy around the adults, but he lit up around the kids. I always stopped in his room to say hello and he was always happy to see me. He fought each tube that the doctors wanted to insert, but eventually came to accept them. It always seemed every fall that he ended up in the hospital and yet each time, he fought the UTI or bed sore and after a few weeks would come home and be thrilled to see the nieces and nephews that he missed so much while he was gone. When I would come to sit with them while his parents were gone, one of the kids would always be in to visit him, either showing a picture they drew, or throwing a blanket on the floor to watch a cartoon with him. Meghan would sometimes throw a tantrum, Chris would always call to her and tell her to come see him and she would usually settle down. I admired his strength to accept that this was his life, yet he kept on going. His body grew weaker with each infection, and finally he could not fight this one off. I love you and will miss you but it's time to rest and I know that you have been given a whole new body that you can enjoy.
Happy birthday cousin. You're on my mind a lot lately. Put in a good word for me up there. One memory really stands out now. It was a beautiful day, I was maybe 8 years old. I remember looking up to you and nick when you guys visited, on this day I watched you and nick climb a tree to the top. Both of you were yelling for me to climb but I was terrified of heights. I never got near as high as you guys were and I gave up. I never really felt like I was "cool" enough to hang with you guys. Next time we meet again though, I'll race you to the top. I miss you man. Proud of you for fighting for so long.
You will always be in my heart with love and very fond memories. You had a long hard fight, but you can rest in peace now in the loving arms of Christ. Love you Chris.
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