Judith C. Bradley, 78

Judith Corrinne Bradley, age 78, of Buffalo, passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Lakeside Oasis in Buffalo.

She was born April 21, 1936, in Thief River Falls, to Louie and Annie (Norberg) Anderson. Judy was the youngest of nine children (Alice, Rachel, Gladys, Howard, Norman, Eva, Carol, Lois, and Judy).

She grew up on a farm in Middle River, and attended District 64 one-room school. Judith later enrolled in Saint Cloud State Teachers College (currently Saint Cloud State University), graduating in 1958.

She taught math in Minneapolis after being rejected by the school board as unqualified, but accepted personally by the superintendent of schools. There are many stories illustrating her great passion for underdogs and seekers of all kinds.

Judith met her husband, Brian Bradley, at a small diner in Minneapolis when Brian was a post-doc at University of Minnesota, St. Paul. They married in 1968, and immediately moved to Cambridge, England, then to Colorado the next year, and finally settled in the Baltimore, MD suburbs, where they raised their family.

Judy invested herself as a wife and a mother to her two children, Bert and Karla. Along the way she also worked in a reform school as a small group leader, had a brief career in real estate (long enough to find a new house for her own family), and was valued as a private math tutor.

Her talents included poet, artist, amateur theologian, and lifelong partner to her best friend, Brian. She dearly loved her kids and four grandkids (Caroline, Eli, Noah and Svea).

Funeral services took place Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Albion Free Church in Cokato, with visitation one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment followed at Albion Free Church Cemetery in Cokato.

Casket bearers were Bert Bradley, Jan Eitel, Ross Munson, Dana Munson, John Holmquist, and Steve Skadsberg.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, assisted the family with arrangements.

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