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Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley, 1925 – 2014

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Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley
1925 – 2014

Tehachapi resident, Carol Elizabeth Brundage Bradley entered into rest on July 20, 2014. She was 88 years old.

Carol was born in Bath, N.Y., on August 24, 1925, to parents Grattan H. and Cora Elizabeth Carroll Brundage. She graduated from Haverling High School in Bath, as well as Bryant-Stratton Business College in Buffalo, N.Y. In 1946 she flew to Las Vegas, Nev., and began working for Western Airlines. It was here that she met her future husband, Nye Bradley.

After Western Airlines, she was employed by the Nevada Energy Commission in Las Vegas, followed by a job as the office secretary in the Clark County School District. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas, now known as Grace Presbyterian Church.

Moving to Oak Harbor, Wash., she joined the Coupeville First Methodist Church and served as the minister's secretary. She spent the rest of her life in either Las Vegas or Oak Harbor, Wash., until moving to Tehachapi to live with her daughter in 2004.

Carol was always an involved and adventuresome person, who loved to travel. She was active in the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. While living in Las Vegas, she and Nye belonged to a square dance group. She traveled the United States extensively, cruising to Alaska and the Panama Canal, with trips to Europe, Canada, and Hawaii. Carol loved dining out, sunflowers, hot air balloons, and lighthouses. She absolutely loved to shop and had collected enough things to open her own knick-knack shop. But she especially loved her special kitty, Cali, and most of all, her family.

Surviving Carol are her three children; daughter, Dianne Carroll Bradley Hunter, of Tehachapi; sons, Drs. Scott Brundage Bradley, DVM, and his wife, Ann Shifman Bradley, DVM of Las Vegas, and Steven Nye Bradley and his wife, Lilia Avila-Reyes Bradley of Ramona; grandchildren, Danielle Bradley Brown, Christopher Ford Bradley, Stephen Anthony Bradley, Michaella Elizabeth Bradley, and Natalia Marie Bradley; brothers, William Grattan Brundage and Robert Shepard Brundage; and many family members in Bath, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nye; and her parents, Grattan and Cora.

Visitation services were held for Carol in the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel and the Grace Presbytarian Church in Las Vegas, before being laid to rest with her husband, at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Las Vegas. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Carol's memory to St Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0142, or email to; the Finger Lakes Humane Society, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, N.Y. 14810, or at; or the Tehachapi Humane Society, 21600 Golden Star, Unit #3, Tehachapi, Calif. 93561, or email to Arrangements were made with the assistance of Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. For condolences please visit

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