Bradey Foster McLean was born on June 21, 1959 (Father’s Day) to John Washington McLean and Hallie Jean Empey, in Torrance, L.A. County, California. His parents and twin brother, Tony, lived in Livermore, California. In 1960 his family moved to Encinitas, California as his father went to work for Gulf General Atomic.
Bradey graduated from San Dieguito High School in 1977, and at 19, he went to the Mexico Guadalajara Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved preaching the Gospel to the Mexican people whom he loved.
Bradey attended BYU and earned his BA in Business Management. He then moved to Tucson where he worked for the Nabisco Corporation for over 20 years. He moved to Phoenix to attend DeVry University where he earned a degree in Computer Data Management and was the top student in his class. He then went to work for the State of Arizona as a computer programmer.
Bradey was active in the LDS church and held many positions: Gospel Doctrine Teacher, 2nd Councilor in the Stake Mission Presidency in Tucson, High Priests Group Leader, 2nd Councilor in the Binghamton Ward Bishopric, Assistant Scout Master, Staff member for the Varsity Scout Mountain Man Rendezvous, Staff member for Zion’s Camp 100 year anniversary with the Boy Scouts of America.
Bradey loved to go camping, hiking, fishing, night hiking, and riding his mountain bike.
Bradey is survived by his Father, John W. McLean, twin brother, Tony M. McLean, nieces: Jenny McLean Williams, Stephanie McLean, Stacie McLean. Nephews: Robert Phillips, Thomas Phillips, RJ Phillips and all the many cousins, family and friends who loved Bradey so much.
On June 30, 2015, Bradey lost his valiant battle with leukemia, and as his twin brother, I’m grateful that I was able to take care of him until he passed away. I love you bro. and will miss you so very much!
Tony M. McLean
A viewing for Bradey will be held on Sunday afternoon, July 5, 2015, from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at the Caldwell Funeral Chapel and again on Monday, July 6th at 9:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Safford Stake Center with the funeral beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Safford Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.