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Vada Marie Pinson Bradford
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Birth: May 25, 1916
McCulloch County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 2003
North Richland Hills
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

Marie Pinson Bradford, 87, of Fort Worth and formerly of Menard, departed this life Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, in Fort Worth. Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Menard, officiated by Grosse Mohler. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery. Marie was born in McCulloch County May 25, 1916, to Charles and Alvorita Brown Pinson. She attended public schools in Mason County and Fredericksburg. As a teenager, Marie was taught cosmetology by her beloved Aunt Ruth and began her lifelong profession. While working in Menard, she met the love of her life, Burlie Bradford, and they married on Dec. 10, 1935, in Brady.

After raising their family in Menard, Burlies career as a state employee allowed them to live in several other cities in Texas, where she made numerous friends. Marie attended Southwest Texas State University while they lived in Austin and later taught cosmetology at
Austin High School and La Grange High School, where her students won numerous awards.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband of 60
years; her parents; and one sister, Gloria Laverne Pinson Martinkus.

Survivors are two daughters, Carolyn Dawson and husband, Ray, of San Angelo and Paula Ruth Hughes and husband, Bill, of Fort Worth; brother, Byron Pinson of Belleville; and sister, Dardanella Jornod of Fort Wayne, Ind. She will be greatly missed by her granddaughters, Cheryl Dawson Lawler and Donna Dawson Walton; and grandsons, William Bradford Hughes and David Scott Hughes. Eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews survive her.

Marie exhibited her independent and joyous spirit throughout her life and was a role model for her daughters. Her family and friends will always remember her laughter and her love.
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  Charles Pinson (1892 - 1970)
  Alvoritta Brown Pinson (1896 - 1977)
  Burlie Bradford (1907 - 1995)
Rest Haven Cemetery
Menard County
Texas, USA
Created by: Yale St. Clair
Record added: Sep 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58888405
Vada Marie <i>Pinson</i> Bradford
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