Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thanks Bengals!

Thanks to everyone who sent in Paypal donations over the past few days. We were able to deliver a beautiful bouquet to her family and then donate the rest of the funds to Bunny's charity. Again, Bunny's family is appreciative of all the support they have received during this time.


Bengals, we want to tell you how much we love you guys! We couldn't have asked for a better group of classmates.

And keep in touch! Let us know if you have something exciting happen to you; we want to hear about how you are doing. As always, leave a comment or email us. We hope to see you again here on the blog real soon.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

In Memorium: Bunny Watson Bradley

Elizabeth Anne Watson

5/17/81 - 7/14/10

"Bunny" Elizabeth Anne Watson Bradley returned home to her Heavenly Father on July 14, 2010, after injuries sustained while bicycling.Bunny has always been a shining star in the lives of all who knew her because she always saw the good in others. She was a brilliant, loving woman who loved to help in any way she could and always looked for ways to serve others or to brighten someone's day.

Elizabeth Anne Watson was born May 17, 1981. to John Kimball and Barbara Brown Watson, growing up in the Cottonwood Heights area with her three older brothers and her older sister. She loved to be with her family, relishing every family tradition, and always wanting her family close by. Bunny married Luke Harris Bradley on May 23, 2001, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She loved spending every moment she could with him, and they enjoyed all kinds of activities together--especially travelling. As residents of Draper, they began their family in January 2007, when they welcomed their sweet daughter, Clare Elizabeth. In March 2010, wonderful little Margaret Kathleen (Maggie) was born. Bunny and Luke were thrilled for both of these beautiful daughters to be a part of their lives. Bunny always talked of her love for her girls, and they were never far from her side. She loved being a Mother and thrived on being with Luke and cuddling and teaching her children.

She graduated from Brighton High School in 1999 where she was an enthusiastic cheerleader for three years. At the University of Utah, she affiliated with Chi Omega sorority. Graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree, she went directly into her chosen career as a fitness instructor, specializing in Pilates. Bunny continued her training in Stott Pilates and is one of only five Master Stott Pilates instructors in Utah. She loved physical exercise and helping anyone improve their health. A highly regarded Pilates instructor at Xcel Fitness in Holladay for the last 6 years, she thoroughly enjoyed working with and socializing with each client and instructor. She was an avid runner who implemented her training daily and understood the benefits of rigorous physical exercise in everyday life encouraging everyone to join her.

Bunny was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many callings in the Church, but most particularly loved her callings in Young Women and Relief Society. Bunny had a deep and abiding testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ and lived by his teachings as an example to all. She had many friends and worked diligently to keep those relationships active. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time on a run, book club or just hanging out with her friends, treasuring them and holding them close. An accomplished cook, she loved to share her treats and entertain in her lovely home. Everybody who came into contact with Bunny remembered her. Whether it was her nickname, her beautiful blonde hair, her dazzling blue eyes, her radiant smile or a small act of kindness, she just made herself unforgettable.

Bunny is survived by: her husband, Luke Harris Bradley; her daughters, Clare Elizabeth and Margaret Kathleen; her parents John and Barbara Watson; her sister and brothers --Mary Jane Price (Taft), John Watson, Jr. (Melody), Michael Watson (Natalie); Luke's parents, Craig and Kathleen Bradley; Luke's sister and brothers - Matthew Bradley, Nicole Sepulveda (Joseph), Seth Bradley (Megan), Jeremiah Bradley (Erin), Zach Bradley (Brenda), Adam Bradley (Angi); Luke's grandfather, Ralph Bradley; and her adored nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by: her beloved brother, David Watson; and grandparents, Mark and Zelda Brown, John and Edythe Watson, Mildred Bradley, Glade and Thora Linebaugh.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 20th at Noon at the Draper Hidden Valley Stake Center, 1450 East Raddon Drive (12000 So.). Friends may call Monday, 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. 10600 South in Sandy and from 10:00-11:30 a.m. prior to the services at the Stake Center. Interment at Salt Lake City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.larkincares.com

[via source]

Friday, July 16, 2010

Now Taking Donations for Bunny's Family

Hey Bengals,
We've been in contact with Bunny's family and here's our plan of action.

  1. We've set up a Paypal donation link on the right side of our blog. The money will be used to send some flowers to the family in behalf of our graduating class; the remainder will be donated to Bunny's favorite charity per the family's wishes.
  2. The family is going to compile their own memories, so if you haven't done so already, please send thoughts, stories, and pictures to bunnymemories (at) gmail.com. We'll forward all the thoughts you've already left on our blog or sent to our email, so don't worry about resending anything.
Bunny's family is grateful for the love and support that has been shown to them during this time. Thanks Bengals! We have the best class ever.

Tour de Donut

If you're a cyclist or interested in cycling at all, the Tour de Donut is taking place this Saturday, July 17, in American Fork, Utah. We received a note from them that they will be honoring Bunny at their race.


The Tour de Donut is sponsored by the American Fork Rotary Club.

YouTube Video about Bunny Bradley

Thanks to Crystal Escobar for putting this show together.



"I met Bunny back in junior high. I always remembered her as a fun, happy person. I didn't know her very well, we hung out a few times back in junior high and high school. I last saw her at our 10 year high school reunion last summer. She looked as beautiful and happy as ever. My heart goes out to the entire family, especially her two little girls she left behind."

Thursday, July 15, 2010

[UPDATED] What Are Your Memories of Bunny?

We just found out that Bunny passed away this morning and are truly heartbroken to have lost another good friend and wonderful person in our lives. We are working with a member of Bunny's family to see if there is something specific we can do to help as a class. Watch for more updates as we receive them.


In the meantime, we would also like to compile thoughts and stories of Bunny to give to the family, kind of like we did when we remembered other friends at last year's reunion.

[UPDATE]
Please email bunnymemories (at) gmail.com with your memories, stories, and pictures of Bunny! We will put all the thoughts together in a book and give it to her family.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Updates on Bunny

Here's the latest update as reported by KSL.com.

Pray for Bunny Watson Bradley

Hello friends,

This morning Bunny was involved in a cycling accident on Highland Drive in Draper involving two colliding vehicles. We've received word that she is at the University of Utah Hospital on life support. Please pray for her that if possible her life may be spared.

The article is on KSL here. We'll keep you posted as we receive news. We love you Bunny!