Nicolee Bradbury ’77 (01/01/1950 – 08/28/2011)
Nicolee Bradbury passed away August 28, 2011 in Inchelium, Washington. Nicolee was born January 1, 1950 in Chewelah, WA to Stan and Delores (Curry) Bradbury. She grew up at Waitts Lake, attended Valley Grade School, and graduated in 1968 from Jenkins High School in Chewelah. Nicolee earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Washington State University, Pullman, WA in 1977 and was licensed to practice architecture in the State of Washington.
Nicolee lived and worked for many years in Spokane, WA including jobs at Washington Water Power, Spokane Energy Resource Center, and City of Spokane Building Services. In 1990 Nicolee started her own business Upnorth Architecture. Nicolee’s son Kyle was born in 1992 and the two of them eventually settled in Inchelium, WA. Many people met Nicolee in recent years as she traveled around the area as a 2010 Census enumerator for the U.S. Department of Commerce and as a member of the National Park Service Upper Columbia River survey staff.
Nicolee was interested in genealogy, Native American history and culture, sustainability, and career and technical education. Nicolee involved herself in the Inchelium schools as an aide, mentor and tutor. She was studying towards a Master of Education, Teaching and Learning degree from Heritage University, Toppenish, WA.
Survivors include son Kyle Nicholson, Inchelium, WA; mother Delores Bradbury, Valley, WA; twin sister Annalee Bradbury, Valley, WA; sister Jaimie Bradbury, Sandy, OR; and brother Kevin Bradbury and wife Judy, Wilmer, Alabama. Nicolee was preceded in death by her father Stanley M. Bradbury.
Published in Spokesman-Review from September 15 to September 16, 2011