|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1927|
|Death: ||May 16, 1997|
Marjorie Louise (Rowe) Bradley, longtime resident of Ponca City, died Friday morning, May 16, 1997, at her home. She was 69 years of age. A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at the Crestview Baptist Church, east of Ponca City. The Rev. Virgil M. Swift, pastor of the church, will preside.
Marjorie was born Nov. 10, 1927, at DeNoya, Okla., the daughter of Rosina Frances (Rowe) Woods and Willard Price Rowe Sr. Sally (Hamilton) Rowe later became her stepmother. Marjorie attended school at DeNoya through the eighth grade, transferring to the Burbank Public Schools where she graduated in 1946. She later attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College and Oklahoma State University where she received certification as an Elementary Teacher.
She was united in marriage to Thomas Walter Bradley on Sept. 21, 1946, at Burbank, with the couple establishing their first home on Osage Indian lease land southwest of Burbank, known as Little Doggie. The couple farmed there for four years before moving to Ponca City in 1950. Upon moving to Ponca City Mr. Bradley began employment with Conoco as an oil products blender, retiring in 1981. Mr. Bradley preceded Marjorie in death in May of 1990.
Mrs. Bradley had taught school at O.K. 106 East branch of the Newkirk School and later at the McCord elementary school for 12 years. Marjorie loved to teach and once stated that it seemed she had always taught, beginning with her younger brothers and sisters at a very young age. She was a member of the Oklahoma Education Association and the National Education Association. She was also a member of the Oklahoma Lion's Eye Bank and the Warren Cancer Research Foundation. She loved people and was always trying to help find some chemotherapy that worked best on pancreas and liver cancer.
Marjorie loved flowers and shared "starts" with many friends which included most everyone. Marjorie had a special love for her church, especially the singing and getting to teach Sunday school. She not only liked to sing but also writing songs, poems and prayers that testified to her love of God and His precious Son, Jesus. Marjorie and her family were members of the Sunset Baptist Church from 1953 until Oct. 1, 1989, when she and her family went to help establish a mission on highway 60 at Indian Hill Road, now known as Crestview Southern Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, Crel Wyman Bradley, Belize, Central America; Victoria Eldora Bradley, Organ, New Mexico, and twin brother, Victor Edward Bradley, Ponca City; her mother, Rosina Frances (Rowe) Woods, Sequim, Wash., her stepmother, Sally (Hamilton) Rowe; three grandchildren, Brook Bradley Fedrick, Crystal Rose Bradley and Brandon Edward Bradley; one great-grandson, Alec Wade Fedrick; one sister, Janette (Rowe) Davidson, Lakeport, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Wilma Harrison and Naomi Bradley; several stepchildren; step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, husband, one brother, Willard and two sisters, Helen and Wilma.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Marjorie Bradley to the Gideon's Group, in care of Olin Branstetter, 210 Virginia, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601.
From The Pages Of The Ponca City News, Sunday, May 18, 1997
Note: Obit provided by Jim Nelson
Thomas W. Bradley (1920 - 1990)*
Sunset Memorial Park
Created by: Judy Mayfield
Record added: Jan 23, 2009
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