The Billings Outpost

Charles A. Bradley

Charles Arthur Bradley, 83, a longtime Yellowstone County prosecutor, died April 10, 2014.

He was born March 31, 1931, in Butte to Thomas Patrick Bradley and Marguerite (Peoples) Bradley. He attended Catholic schools and was an altar boy.

When he turned 18, he enlisted in the Marines and fought in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1954. Mr. Bradley married Lucille (Nichols) Bradley in 1954, and they were later divorced.

Mr. Bradley received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana. He went to law school on the GI Bill and graduated in 1958, also from the University of Montana. He trained many of the Yellowstone County prosecutors until his retirement in 1995. He tried more than 50 murder cases to a guilty verdict.

He had received care from April Jones.

Survivors include children, Patricia, Suzanne, Colleen, David, Jeanette, Evelyn and Steven Bradley; and seven grandchildren.

Guests are asked to bring a story to share about Mr. Bradley to the services, which will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Dahl Funeral Chapel.

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