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Charles Eugene 'Gene' Bradbury

September 2, 1937 — May 8, 2013

Gene, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather left this earth for his eternal home in Heaven on Wednesday, May 8th in Bozeman, Montana. Gene was born in Knox County, Illinois, September 2, 1937, son of Marjabelle Essex and Charles Bradbury. He married the love of his life, Susan Jane Bybee on December 30, 1956 at Maquon, Illinois. Gene moved his young family to Bozeman in 1965. Gene’s family was the focus of his life. He taught his family to love Montana and the outdoors. He also taught them how to play hard, love life and never give up. “Hey! Hey! Grandpa!” He is survived by his wife, Susan of Bozeman; his daughters, Terri (Scott) Keyser, Lori (Marty) Bailey, Stacey (Butch) Durfee, and his son Curt (Leah) Bradbury, all of the Bozeman area. Also surviving are his grandchildren; Nicole (Rory) Edwards, Jason Keyser, Leslie (Josh) Dreitz, Michael (Alyssa) Keyser, Brandon (Sarah) Bailey, Ashley Bailey, Erin (Keith) Gottlob, Jeremy (Elaine) Durfee, Kari (Sam) Norman, Emilee, Caleb, Jacob, Katie, and Abi Durfee, Christian, Andrew, Sam, and Austin Bradbury and 15 great grandchildren. His brother, Walter Bradbury of Peoria, Illinois and stepbrother, Gilbert Moore of Arizona, also survive Gene. His granddaughter, Hannah Durfee, precedes Gene in death. A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, May 25th at 11 a.m. at the Belgrade Alliance Church, lunch and fellowship to follow. There will be a private family burial. Memorials may be made in Gene’s name to: Vision Beyond Borders, PO Box 11385, Bozeman, MT 59719 587-2321 www.visionbeyondborders.org

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