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CAROL BRADLEY


1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
CAROL BRADLEY Obituary
CAROL BRADLEY Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley, 1925-2014. A resident of Tehachapi, Calif., Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley entered into rest July 20, 2014. She was 88 years old. Carol was born Aug. 24, 1925, in Bath, N.Y., to parents Grattan H. and Cora Elizabeth Carroll Brundage. She graduated from Haverling High School in Bath, as well as Bryant-Stratton Business College in Buffalo, N.Y. In 1946, she flew to Las Vegas, and began working for Western Airlines. It was here that she met her future husband, Nye Bradley. After Western Airlines, she was employed by the Nevada Energy Commission in Las Vegas, followed by a job as the office secretary in the Clark County School District. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas, now known as Grace Presbyterian Church. Moving to Oak Harbor, Wash.,, she joined the Coupeville First Methodist Church and served as the minister's secretary. She spent the rest of her life in either Las Vegas or Oak Harbor, Wash., until moving to Tehachapi to live with her daughter in 2004. Carol was always an involved and adventuresome person, who loved to travel. She was active in the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. While living in Las Vegas, she and Nye belonged to a square dance group. She traveled the United States extensively, cruising to Alaska and the Panama Canal, with trips to Europe, Canada, and Hawaii. Carol loved dining out, sunflowers, hot air balloons, and lighthouses. She absolutely loved to shop and had collected enough things to open her own knickknack shop. But she especially loved her special kitty, Cali, and most of all, her family. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Nye; and her parents, Grattan and Cora. Carol is survived by her three children, daughter, Dianne Carroll Bradley Hunter, of Tehachapi; and sons, Drs. Scott Brundage Bradley, DVM, and his wife, Ann Shifman Bradley, DVM of Las Vegas and Steven Nye Bradley and his wife, Lilia Avila-Reyes Bradley of Ramona, Calif.; grandchildren, Danielle Bradley Brown, Christopher Ford Bradley, Stephen Anthony Bradley, Michaella Elizabeth Bradley, Natalia Marie Bradley; brothers, William Grattan Brundage and Robert Shepard Brundage; and many family members in Bath. Visitation services were previously held for Carol in the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel and at Grace Presbytarian Church in Las Vegas, before being laid to rest with her husband, at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Las Vegas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol's memory to St Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142, or email donors@stjude.org, the Finger Lakes Humane Society, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810, or at www.fingerlakesspca.org, or the Tehachapi Humane Society, 21600 Golden Star, Unit #3, Tehachapi, CA 93561, humanesociety-tehachapi@outlook.com
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