Remembering the life, death and legacy of Air Force Veteran Bradford L. Guyll
Bradford Lee Guyll, 60, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 31, 2016. He was born July 9, 1956 at Saint Martins Hospital in Tonasket Washington to Chester and Margieree (York) Guyll, the oldest of five children.
Brad moved with his family from Oroville to Wenatchee at the age of six and then to Everett at the age of nine. He spent a lot of his youth traveling back to Oroville and Wenatchee camping and spending time with his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins that lived in those areas.
Brad attended the Everett Church of God and as a teenager. He met his future wife, Wilhelmina May Hauff, at a church camp meeting near Seattle, Wash. The two were married on Jan. 1, 1977.
Shortly after, he enlisted in the US Air Force, where his first station was Elmendorf AFB in Alaska. He fell in love with the state and spent most of his career there. He was briefly stationed at Travis AFB, California and at Pope AFB, North Carolina. Brad specialized in avionics and During Desert Storm he was deployed to Dover, Delaware, where he inspected and repaired communication and avionics equipment on planes headed overseas. He retired as a Tech Sergeant, having served 20 years of distinguished and honorable service.
Bradford was a lover of all things outdoors, especially all things Alaskan. He loved fishing, camping and carpentry. He was rarely seen without a novel or his camera in hand. He had a quirky sense of humor which he thankfully passed on two his two kids Deanna and Jason.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Wilhelmina and by his two children Jason (Leah) Guyll and Deanna (Eugene) Wainwright. Bradford was the proud papa of three grandchildren Ethan, TJ and Lysandra. He is also survived by his mother Margieree Guyll of Oroville, Wash.; his siblings, Michael (Lisa) Guyll of North Port, Wash., Derek Guyll of the Philippines and Rebecca (Dave) Walters of Lakewood, Colo.; his uncle Lawrence (Lorena) Guyll and his aunts Lenora Williamson and Mary (Richard) Ellis and several cousins. Brad was preceded in death by his father Chester E. Guyll and sister Deanna L. Guyll.
In Oroville there will be a combined memorial service for Brad and his father Chet Guyll held at Valley Christian Fellowship on Saturday September 10, 2016 at 11 a.m. Immediately following there will be a memorial reception in honor of both father and son.
In Alaska there will be a graveside service at Fort Richardson National Cemetery in Anchorage, Alaska on Sept 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Immediately following, there will be a memorial reception to honor Bradford at Christian Church of Anchorage.