Elaine Joyce Bradley
April 20, 2012
Elaine Joyce Osborne Bradley was born Aug. 15, 1932, in Denver. She was raised and attended school in Denver.
Elaine married Willard M. Bradley on July 8, 1950, in Denver. They lived in Denver until October 1960, when they moved to Leadville. Over the years they became the parents of 14 children.
Elaine was a homemaker, but in her life she worked in a hat factory, for Goodwill and in the laundry at the Vail Marriott. In later years they lived between Rifle and Leadville. Willard died in 2001. In 2007, Elaine moved to Craig to be near her daughter.
Elaine was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leadville and more recently a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Craig. She also belonged to the St. Michael Altar and Rosary Society and the Red Hat Society.
She enjoyed singing, reading and crocheting.
She died on April 7, 2012, at her daughter's home in Craig. She was 79.
Elaine is survived by her daughters, Susan Bradley, of Craig, Mary (Glen) Gerbitz, of Longmont, and Alice (David) Davidson, of Silt; sons Willard (Roberta) Bradley, of Arvada, Clifford (Debbie) Bradley, of Aurora, Charles Bradley, of Denver, Phillip Bradley, of Leadville, Carl Bradley, of Mebane, N.C., John (Julie) Bradley, of Antwerp, Ohio, Michael Bradley, of Leadville, James (Lori) Bradley, of Mexico City, Mexico, and Christopher (Kim) Bradley, of San Angelo, Texas; 24 grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Willard, daughter Sally and son Andrew.
A Rosary was recited Wednesday, April 11, 2012, and funeral services were Thursday, April 12, 2012, both at St. Michael Catholic Church, in Craig.
Fr. James Fox and Fr. Michael Rapp were the concelebrants at the mass of Christian Burial. Cremation followed the service and interment of her cremains took place on Friday, April 13, 2012, at St. Joseph Cemetery in Leadville.
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