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Bradley Clifton Forth, 70

GRANGEVILLE: Bradley Clifton Forth, 70, passed away peacefully at home February 12, 2021.
He was born January 29, 1951 in Cottonwood, Idaho to Clifton Ted Forth and Mary Zenna Hoss Forth. Brad was the youngest of three children raised by Ted and Mary in Nezperce, Idaho. He graduated from Nezperce High School in 1969 and eventually from the University of Montana in 1974.

Following graduation, Brad was employed by the State of Idaho for 37 years — spending most of his time working for Children and Family Services doing what he loved most, foster care services.

At nineteen years of age, Brad placed his faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, sharing his faith with others. He was occasionally called to preach the Gospel or preside over funeral services for family.
He cared deeply for family and friends.

Brad was a fun-loving person and enjoyed those he met through-out his life. He also enjoyed golfing, bowling, biking, kayaking, projects around the yard and completing half-marathons. Brad will be remembered for his ability to make others laugh and walking around golf courses collecting abandoned golf balls, sending them to friends and troops overseas.

He loved local history and tracing family history, insane jaunts and hikes with neighbors and his old ’51 GMC pickup he Inherited from his Grandad Hoss. Most of all he loved his family, enjoyed travel, camping and the usual youth activities of his children — including raising and showing Bearded Collies.

Brad married Sandra Hughes on November 1, 1975 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They resided in Sandpoint, Nezperce and Kamiah before settling in Lewiston. After retirement, they built their home in Grangeville, Idaho.

Brad is preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Mary Forth and 15-month-old granddaughter, Ellodie Forth.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy, at the family home; daughter Emily and Travis Million and granddaughters Sophia and Reese of Copper Center, AK; son Andrew Forth and grandchildren Ainsley, Aiden and Logan of Boise; son Jeffery and Jessica Forth and granddaughters Kaydence, Maisy and Everleigh of Spokane Valley. He is also survived by his sister Sharon and Mike Staffelbach of Missoula and brother Gerald and Jill Forth of Nezperce.

A celebration of life will be held this summer. Brad will be laid to rest at Lewis Clark Memorial Gardens cemetery in Lewiston. Memorials may be made to the Idaho State Veterans Home-Lewiston, Syringa Hospital Hospice-Grangeville, or Spokane’s Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to blackmerfuneralhome.com.

Condolences to the family of Bradley Clifton Forth, 70

  • Julie Brudie says:

    So very sorry for your loss, Brad was a nice man & i enjoyed working with him for many years at DHW. My heart & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Mandy Maxcer says:

    Sandy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed working with Brad at the Department. He was always happy, upbeat, and optimistic about any situation. And I loved that he was always the guy we could count on to move office furniture despite allour little hoops that needed jumped in order to move furniture around. We would always laugh at what Brad could accomplish when it came to office logistics. His passion for the welfare of the children and families we worked with never waivered or dimmed. I feel very fortunate to have been able to get to know Brad and work with him and learn so many things along the way.

  • Jane Johnson says:

    Jeff, Jess and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories, ad I do mine. Jane

  • Carla Rodgers says:

    So sorry Sandy and the Forth Family for your loss. He was a very nice and caring man. You all are in my prayers

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