Sunday, April 21, 2024

George L. Brady


George Brady

George L. Brady was born January 30, 1947, to George and Ella Brady of


Growing up on a farm, George learned about hard work, horticulture, and the

habits of farm and wild animals often using that knowledge in later life.

At around 8 years of age George began spending his free time in the woods

around the Yakima River. He was coached by the local game warden on how

to recognize animal tracks and set traps. At 10 years old George became a

member of the Washington State Trappers Association.

George collected foreign stamps which sparked his interest in other countries

and travel. He spoke two languages, learned to play the accordion and was a

member of the Boy Scouts.

George graduated from WSU and was hired by the Washington Dept. of Fish

&Wildlife. He studied Ornithology and was a Master Bird Bander.

George was elected to Pateros City Council where he spent 20 years serving

as a council member and two years as Mayor. He was appointed to the Solid

Waste Advisory Committee. He served on the Community Economic

Revitalization Board, CERB, for five years. He also served on the Economic

Alliance Board for 16 years.

George passed away on June 14, 2023, after a short battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda. His son, Dan Brady, and daughter-in-law

Aera. Daughters, Sheri Whitfield, Julie Herbert and her husband Frank

Herbert and granddaughter Madeline. A niece, Betty LaRoche, and several

extended family members. George will be missed. His laughter and ability to

tell great stories will linger with anyone who knew him.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Friday, July 21, 2023, at 7 p.m., at City

of Pateros Memorial Park. Bring your George stories.