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Wheat Ridge Historical Society est. 1974


The W.R. Historical Society

is mourning the loss of lifetime member

Nancy Lee White Bradford Southard

Born October 4, 1935, in Wheat Ridge Colorado

Died May 11, 2023, in Yuma Arizona

Nancy Lee White Bradford Southard, 87, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2023, surrounded by her sister, children, and grandchildren as she gained her heavenly wings.

Nancy was the youngest of 12 children born to Louise Farrell White and Francis White. She was preceded in death by her 5 sisters, 5 brothers, and her son Paul Bradford. She is survived by her sister Elsie White Heuerman and her children, Rebecca Roop, Brenda McKey, Janet Bradford, and Russell Bradford, as well as 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Nancy lived a fulfilling life of travel, fishing, camping, and spending time with family, she touched the lives of everyone who knew her.  Nancy lived in many places throughout her life, but her home base was Maybell, Colorado and she retired at Country Roads RV Resort in Yuma, Arizona in 1999.   

She had many jobs over her lifetime, her last “job” was owner of Southard Glass in Craig, Colorado with her husband Billy Southard.

Nancy was a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Bolingbrook, Illinois, a leader at 4-H of Moffat County, a member of Eastern Star, and the Square Dance team, in Craig, Colorado.

Nancy will be cremated, and her ashes will be placed at the White Family Homestead, West of Maybell, Colorado.  Her celebration of life ceremony will be held at the Wheat Ridge Historical Park (where she was born) on Saturday, July 8, 2023, from 10am to 2pm. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wheatridge Historical Society, PO Box 1833, Wheat Ridge, Co 80034 or online at (membership and more page). 



The Wheat Ridge
Historical Society

    Invites you to our 

     Second Saturday Socials

      10 am to 2 pm

Our  summer socials will be In-Person.

at the Baugh House 11361 W. 44th Ave     June & Aug

at the Historical Park 4610 Robb St.   July


Yard Sale ~ June 10 

at the Baugh house property 44th & Robb St

Our Annual Sale  where you can buy, sell, trade & get free items. Come at 9-9:30 am to sell come between 10-2 to buy!!! Lunch/snacks available. With music and socializing too!     


Member Appreciation Day - July 8th

at the Historical Park 4610 Robb St. 

Potluck Picnic with hamburgers and hot dogs provided. Learn about our volunteer opportunities and programs.

With updates regarding our upcoming 50th Anniversary year!

Plus a Celebration of Life for Nancy White







Heritage Day ~ August 12 Vintage Quilt Display ~Ice Cream Social~ Stop by after the Carnation Parade before you go to the Festival. Tour the Log Cabin encapsulated in a Victorian home. 

Save the date 

Heritage Day ~ August 12 

Dogs on Display~ September 9            

Apple Cider Day ~ October 14   At the W. R. Historical Park 

Veteran’s Day with Craft & Book Exchange ~ November 11  

Holiday Celebration ~ December 9     

2024 Second Saturday Socials will be celebrations

of the Society's 50th Anniversary.

Looking for Storytellers of Wheat Ridge History, Wheat Ridge Clubs and groups to share their information at our events, craft demonstrators, food trucks, volunteers, musicians and historians to join us. Please contact Janet by text at 303-598-4402 or email  

Click on the more button to access our downloadable documents.


Come and learn more about the history of Wheat Ridge from our volunteer historians.


Historical Park

4610  Robb St.

Baugh House 

11361 West 44th Ave 

Wheat Ridge Historical Society 

PO Box 1833

Wheat Ridge, Co 80034


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The Wheat Ridge Historical Society

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