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MAIDA BRADSHAW Maida Lee Bradshaw passed away peacefully, at age 84, the morning of Dec. 21, 2012, in Reno. She was born in Clarksdale, Miss., May 21, 1928, the first born daughter of Charles B. Lee and Dixie Green Lee. She was raised in Mississippi, California, and Boulder City. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where she met James H. "Bud" Bradshaw at a Lambda Chi Social in 1946. They were married Sept. 4, 1948. After marriage, Maida worked briefly at Reno High School as a secretary before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Bud and Maida were blessed with four children: Carol Anne, James Wayne, Gary Alan, and Kenneth Charles. While the children were growing up, she volunteered as Cub Scout den mother, Camp Fire Girls leader, Rainbow Girls' advisory committee, and chairman of the Washoe Junior Golf Program. Maida was active in several organizations. She served as president of Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club and on the Nevada Alpha Chapter advisory committee. She was a long-time member of St. John's Presbyterian Church in Reno and served as an elder and president of the Women's Association. She was a Queen of Ammon-Ra Temple, Daughters of the Nile. She enjoyed competitive golf, and was captain of the Ladies Golf Section, Hidden Valley Country Club, and worked on many tournament committees. Maida loved photography, golf, and traveling. Her travels with husband, Bud, included tours of China, Mexico, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. She especially enjoyed traveling to visit her children and grandchildren. Maida was initiated into Chapter F of P.E.O. in Reno in 1954. She was a very active member, serving as chapter president four times, and holding nearly every other office. Her favorite P.E.O. project was the program for continuing education. In 1989, Maida and Bud moved to Las Vegas when he was transferred by First Interstate Bank of Nevada. For 10 years, she enjoyed new P.E.O. sisters in Chapter AE. In addition, she was busy with the Assistance League of Las Vegas. When they returned to Reno, Maida reunited with her P.E.O sisters in Chapter F. In 1999, Maida and Bud returned to Reno and continued to enjoy many years of time with family, as well as traveling together. She is survived by Bud, her beloved husband, of more than 64 years; and her children, Carol, James and Ken. She is also survived by her sisters, Connie Eccles, Gloria Cameron and Linda Budge; her six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at St. John's Presbyterian Church, Reno. According to Maida's wishes, in lieu of flowers, remembrances should be made in the form of donations to . Her selfless, kind and gentle nature touched countless lives and she will be greatly missed. Arrangements under the direction of Walton Funeral Home in Reno.

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