William James (Bill, BJ) Bradford, age 53, of Lebanon, Ore., passed away suddenly on September 17, 2017. Bill was a graduate of The Dalles High School and Oregon State University. He subsequently acquired a master's degree in divinity from Harvard University and performed his residency as a Chaplain in Albuquerque, New Mexico before returning to Lebanon.
Bill was a lifelong member of LPA, (Little People of America) and previously held positions in the leadership of that organization. He overcame a lifelong series of physical handicaps while maintaining a good sense of humor and striving to complete his education and help his fellow men. He has many friends from his school days, was an avid sports fan of Oregon State University, and an active member of the OSU thespian group.
Bill is survived by his parents, Don and Arlene Bradford, and his brother, Randall, all currently residing in Lebanon.
He will be buried by a private family internment. A celebration of his life will be held by his friends and family on October 7, 2017, in Troutdale, Ore.
In leiu of flowers, donations in his honor, may be made to National Little People of America Medical Research, 617 Broadway #518, Sonoma, Calif. 95476.
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