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In Memoriam: Bradley Weldon Foss (May 23, 1953 – Nov. 22, 2021)

Bradley Weldon Foss was born May 23, 1953 in Spokane, Washington to Edna Marie (Bond) and Theodore Weldon Foss. Brad passed away in Bend, Oregon on Nov. 22, 2021 at the age of 68.

Brad was raised in Clarkston, Washington and attended high school in Spokane where he joined his siblings Nancy, Ron and Marilyn Foss. Later he traveled to Colorado where he worked as a log truck driver and married Terry Cochran. They had two sons, Robert Weldon and Brandon John Foss. Brad also had a daughter, Alexandria Nikki Hess.

Brad spent several years in Anchorage, Alaska and worked for the Anchorage Daily News. After moving to Burns, Oregon he married Trudy Faris and gained four adult children: Kimberly Dawn, Christopher Lee, Bryan Scott, and Tyra Lynn. Later making their home in Keno, Oregon, Brad worked for Anderson Builders, then Kuenzi Construction traveling to several states with directional drilling, laying in fiber optics.

Returning to their home in Keno, Brad started his own construction company as a licensed contractor, Weldon Construction (a play on his name).

In 2007, they moved to Silverton, Oregon where he worked 12 years for Kraemer’s Nursery as a truck driver and general “Mr. Fix It” where ever he was needed.

Brad was a gifted handyman and enjoyed serving and helping anyone that needed help with their projects and problems, large or small. He had a comical sense of humor and loved to share it. Brad enjoyed many hobbies through the years: 4-wheeling, antique cars, antique clock repair, ham radio, and flying his drone.

But most of all, he enjoyed family time playing cards and gathering around a bonfire for a barbecue. Brad was the family’s beloved and cherished “Poppy,” with 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He loved his family and enriched all of their lives.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father. Brad is survived by his wife of 25 years, Trudy Foss.

Brad attended Silver Creek Fellowship and Mt. Angel Bible Church. He loved the Lord and trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at Silver Creek Fellowship on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.

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