Norma Jean Bradley, 83, passed away Oct. 19, 2014, at Carolyn’s Care in The Dalles, Ore. She was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Lexington, Neb., to Chase and Lillian (Walter) Norton.
Graveside services are planned for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Pine Grove Butte Cemetery.
Norma moved to Hood River with her parents at the age of 3, living in the Pine Grove area, where she attended Pine Grove Grade School. She graduated co-valedictorian from Hood River High School Class of 1948.
Norma married William R. Bradley on April 9, 1950, at Pine Grove Methodist Church. Norma and Bill had two children: Rebecca, born in 1951, and Richard, born in 1953. Norma went to work for Oregon-Washington Telephone Company in the 1950s, retiring from United Telephone Company of the Northwest in 1992. She was a member of Pine Grove Methodist Church for many years.
Norma is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Norton, of Mt. Hood; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Michael Porter, of Dufur, Ore.; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Wanda Bradley, of Springfield, Va.; three grandchildren: Kathryn, Russell and Michael; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents and husband.
Memorials are encouraged to be made in Norma’s name to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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