Wymond (Bill) Whitgift Bradbury

Date of Birth

December 23, 1936

Date of Death

May 27, 2022

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Wymond (Bill) Whitgift Bradbury passed away on May 27th at Cottage Hospital after a short, brave fight with Pancreatic cancer.

Bill was a native of Santa Barbara, born at Cottage Hospital at Christmas 1936 to Doris Darby Bradbury and Wymond Bradbury. He lost his mother when he was 3 and his father when he was 10 and was raised by his maternal aunt, Ruth Burkhardt, and her husband Carl. He inherited a small rental property from his father which developed into a life-long business. Bill attended local schools and graduated from SBHS in 1954 and immediately entered Cal Poly as an engineering candidate. After graduation, he went to work at Pacific Coast Publishing and attended to his career of acquiring and remodeling rental properties. Bill was a real estate broker for 50 years and spent half of those years owning his own firm at 1625 State Street. Bill also served in the National Guard.

Bill married Sue Lake in 1967 at the Biltmore in Santa Barbara. They had one child who died at 1 year in 1976. Bill and Sue were married for 54 years, were always best friends, and spent many happy years traveling the world, working hard, and thoroughly enjoying life.

Things Bill loved… swimming, volleyball (beach and indoor), Adult Ed computer classes, SCUBA diving, traveling the world with Sue and friends, animals in general, and a good conversation. What he loved most was sailing his Catalina sloop “Brisa” and anchoring at the Channel Islands.

Bill leaves behind many good friends and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Sue extends many thanks to those who tried to make him comfortable at the end of his life.

There will be no formal funeral.


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