Ms. Betty Mae "Becky" Bradley
September 7, 1922 - August 8, 2019
On the evening of August 8, 2019 Betty Mae Bradley (aka Becky), 96, passed away peacefully of natural causes at Harrington Park in Augusta Georgia. During a private celebration of life, her ashes will be buried at Sea in Point Lookout, NY on her birthday September 7, 2019. Coordinates will be documented for future visits to her final resting place.
She was preceded in death by spouse Theron (T.A) Bradley, Aunt Essie Patton; son Frank (Buddy) Bradley II, grandson Brian Bradley, son-in-law Paul Stueland, and special friend Tracy Green.
Becky is survived by daughter, Bo Buff (Paul) Stueland; son, Theron (Smasher) Bradley; (Frank’s wife) Frankie Jo Bradley; grandson Matthew (Josephine) Stueland; granddaughters Jaquel (Joshua) Streets; Leah (Simon) Rosenbauer; grandsons, Blake (Jo Jo) & Jarrett Bradley; great-grandchildren Avalahna, Jorja, Delaney, Lawrence, Juliette, Lottie Mae.
Becky was born in Bloomington Illinois on September 7, 1922, to the late parents of Francis Carter and Walter Wagner. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who had many varied interests in life. Becky’s sense of humor, style, perseverance, and selflessness was undeniable. Her family devotion will be missed beyond measure as she impacted many lives. As Becky would say, “I’ll see you in the funny papers.”
Her athleticism was portrayed in many sports such as track/field, tennis, golf and bowling. Her determination drove her to fight for America during WWII with the U.S. Naval Reserve (WAVES) as a Yeoman stationed in Washington D.C. from 1943-1945. At times she would perform with the Navy traveling troupe as a singer.
Becky was a talented artist in oils & pencil drawings. This talent was prevalent as a caricature artist sketching lady Angus cattle for various cookbooks. This eye for aesthetics was further displayed as a model for local charities. Her poise and eloquence manifested in fashion show narration as well.
Becky & T.A. lived on an Angus farm in rural Avon, IL then later resided in Cave City, KY and Grand Mound, IA. Her leadership became evident during her service to the Angus Auxiliary as State of Illinois President that led to being elected 1974-1975 National Angus Auxiliary President.
Memorials may be made to the American Angus Auxiliary (1615 Van Zandt County Road 3416 wills point, TX 74169 attn. Cindy Ahearn American Angus Auxiliary President).
Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909. 762-994-0311