Bradley Williams

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Brad was born to Leonard Keith and Diane Eleanor (nee Barrett) Williams on June 21, 1960 in Plainfield, New Jersey. He passed away on May 23, 2015 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho after a brief illness.

The family moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma in 1973. Brad graduated from Ardmore High School in 1978. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in animal science and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University.  After receiving his DVM, he practiced mixed-animal medicine at the Ardmore Veterinary Clinic.

He married Janet Elizabeth Garrett on October 10, 1987 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He followed his bride to Moscow in 1987 where she was employed as a researcher at the University of Idaho; Brad worked in the Department of Biological Sciences. In 1989 they moved to Louisiana State University where Brad was a resident in its laboratory animal program. In 1990, he once again followed his bride back to Moscow where he took a position at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine working in the intensive care unit. Soon thereafter, Brad practiced small animal medicine at the Southway Animal Clinic in Lewiston, Idaho until accepting the position of Campus Veterinarian at the University of Idaho in 1993. In this role, Brad worked diligently to ensure that animal research was conducted ethically, legally, and purposefully for the benefit of both animals and humanity. For several years, Brad also served as the university’s research compliance officer, overseeing the integrity of the entire research enterprise of the institution. His duties required him to travel across Idaho. Brad retired in 2014.

Brad loved spending time with his family and friends, golfing, playing euchre, and working on his computer. He was highly proficient with all aspects of computing and used those skills as Systems Administrator as part of his university duties, as well as assisting with the computer systems at Emmanuel Lutheran Church where he also served as treasurer.

Brad is survived by his mother, two brothers, Blake Alan (Christy) Williams and Jeffrey Keith Benjamin (Debra Ellen Schaefer) Williams, wife Janet, daughter Casey Marie, son Corey Garrett, and 18 nieces and nephews. His father preceded him in death.

His memorial service will be Wednesday, May 27, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1036 West “A” Street, Moscow, at 11 a.m., the Reverend David Daugs, presiding. A luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, you may send a memorial in Brad’s name to Emmanuel Lutheran Church for subsequent distribution to organizations that advocate for youth through golf.

9 Responses to Bradley Williams

  1. Debbie Brudie says:

    Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the kids in this difficult time.

  2. Alison Sturgul says:

    Janet, I am so sorry to get this news from Moscow. Emmanuel will miss Brad. He was always helpful to me in the office. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Erin Mosley says:

    Janet – you and your family are in our prayers. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We have wonderful memories of you and Brad from our time in Idaho. You both were so good to us, and we will never forget either of you. Sending you our love across these many miles.

  4. Erica Crespi says:

    Janet, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m so, so sorry.

  5. chris schneider says:

    It was with great sadness that I recieved the news of Brad’s passing. I worked closely with Brad during my time at the University where he was challenged to do the work of several people with great responsibilty placed upon his shoulders. I was quickly impressed with his true compassion for man and beast while he was often caught in the middle between the two. His character, ethics and professionalism were on display daily. I will always remember the great pride he had in his children and wife. A mere mention of his family woudl take the stress off of his shoulders and place one of those famous smiles upon his face. A great man, father, husband and collegue went home and I will miss him. Until we meet again Dr. Williams……

  6. Brett, Jamie, Sam, Cooper, Elliot, & Oliver Olsen says:

    Dear Janet, Casey & Corey,

    Please know how sad we are to hear of the passing of Brad. What a wonderful husband and father you were blessed with. We will always remember the times we shared with all of you playing games and celebrating different holidays you invited us to. I imagine him now enjoying as much golf as he can while with our Heavenly Father. Please know we are praying for all of you here in Iowa. There is always a place at our table for all of you.

    God’s bless you all,
    The Olsen Family

  7. Jim Butler and Margaret Dunbar says:

    Dear Janet,
    Margaret and I were deeply saddened to hear of Brad’s passing. I remember when you and he first moved to Moscow and how great it was when you returned. I also remember dedication and professionalism he brought to his job as campus veterinarian. Please let us know if there is anything we can do and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Brad, Shelley and Taylor Anderson says:

    So sorry to hear of Brad’s passing. We always enjoyed chatting with Brad about the kids’ sports and of course golf. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and our prayers.

  9. Cindy Ball says:

    this came as such a shock to me… Brad was a highlight of my 3 years with URO at UI… my heart goes out to the family.

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