Bradford Edison Powell, 54, of Ashland, Ore., passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, at home. He was born February 17, 1959, in Los Angeles, Calif. to his parents, Russell and Hazel Powell.

Bradford was the second of four children. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years and was a veteran of the Gulf War. He enjoyed camping and his horses; loved spending time with family and friends; and had a gift for writing poetry.

Bradford will be remembered by his loving sisters, Valle (Peter) Howard, of Maui, Hawaii and Linda (Mickey) O'Brien, of Dana Point, Calif.; and nephew, Kevin Schmid, of Santa Barbara, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Havis Powell.

Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of life for Bradford at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 6800 Old Highway 99 South, Ashland, Ore. 97520.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bradford's honor to the American Cancer Society and/or the Southern Oregon Humane Society.