Gerald H Bradshaw - born December 13, 1934 to the late Levi and Hazel Bradshaw in Larned, KS. Survived by his wife Wylma L Bradshaw, three children Kim E Andrews (Christopher Andrews), Gerri L Harvey, Douglas H Bradshaw; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; siblings are brother Dennis Bradshaw (Martha Bradshaw), sister Ardythe Marie Bradshaw, and the late Thelma Young, Gloria McShann, and Robert Anderson.
Gerald was a straight shooter, direct, and to the point… he had a great sense of humor and style. He was influential in his community; and enjoyed making people think, as well as laugh. He believed in family and was always supportive of his kids through thick or thin, and instilled family values in them. He enjoyed his friends and he was usually the life of any party. If you wanted to make a dull event come alive… invite Gerald, guaranteed he’d liven it up in his own way.
Gerald truly enjoyed the work he did in the housing industry. He received his BA in Accounting from Pittsburgh State University, in Pittsburgh, KS, where he met his wife and pledged Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. After graduation he came to Colorado to seek employment and landed a job at the City and County of Denver.
Gerald’s career blossomed, he got recognized when in a public and lead role at the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) for being influential in the re-design of downtown Denver in the late 60’s, while at same time worked part-time as an accountant for Equity Savings and Loan located in urban Denver.
He relocated to Colorado Springs to become the first Director of Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority; he was instrumental in the development of the Whitney Young Manor, Garden Apartments; managed Prince Hall Housing, and involved in the development of Kappa Towers senior housing (located in Denver, CO). Gerald also had an entrepreneurial spirit and created his own company, GHB & Associates a family business as a Real Estate Broker, then established GHB Housing, where he was a Residential Appraiser.
Gerald enjoyed good company with family and friends, listening to blues and jazz of all types. He loved playing bridge and going to the casino. He will be remembered as “one-of-a-kind” and will be truly missed by his family and friends.
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