In Loving Memory

Glenda (Baker) Bradley

Glenda (Baker) Bradley
September 9, 1933
May 16, 2022
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Glenda Lucille Bradley, 88, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, May 16, 2022. She was born in Lipan, Texas on September 9, 1933, to parents Thomas Baker and Lula Mae Bennett.

She is survived by daughter Debra Jo Keir and her husband Randy of Fredericksburg, Texas; daughter Lori Watford and her husband Gary of Brenham, Texas; son James Donald Bradley, Jr. of Deer Park, Texas; and her brother Ray Baker and his wife Wendy of Big Spring, Texas. She is also survived by her ten grandchildren, Michael Allen, Lori Gonzalez, Ryan Allen, Garret Allen, Amy Lambert, Kelly Cordero, Eric Bradley, Ron Watford, Sawyer Watford, and Dylana Watford, as well as ten great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, James Donald Bradley, her parents, her brother Preston Baker and her sister Jean Moore.

She was born on the family farm where she grew up assisting the family with various farm duties and learning the value of hard work. She met her husband Don on Friday, October 13, 1950, at her high school basketball game. She and Don were married six months later on Friday, April 13, 1951. In the early 1960's she enrolled in beautician school and later opened her own salon in their home in Deer Park, Texas. In the mid 1960's she began working as a bookkeeper at the First Pasadena State Bank in Pasadena, Texas and by the time she retired there in 1986, she had worked her way up to assistant vice-president. She and Don then moved to Colmesneil, Texas where they began enjoying a life of retirement together. They purchased a motorhome and made many long distance trips across the country, always including their grandkids when possible. In 2006, she and Don moved to Brenham, Texas to live closer to their daughter, Lori and her family. They loved living in Brenham and soon joined the membership of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville.

Glenda had many talents, and was best known for her baking and quilting. She always enjoyed baking for family, friends, and all church events. Her delicious biscuits and gravy were most requested by her family, and her banana pudding always disappeared from the table first. She loved quilting with her daughters, her sister and nieces. Her amazing hand stitching skills were highly valued by her fellow members of the Friendship Quilt Guild of Brenham. However her biggest accomplishment by far was supporting and raising a family. The lessons and values she passed along can never be surpassed. She will be tremendously missed by her family, friends, and other lives she has touched.

Visitation will be Friday, May 20 beginning at 8:00 a.m., with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel. The funeral service will be Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville in Brenham, Texas with Pastor Ken Weiss officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Michael Allen, Ryan Allen, Garrett Allen, Eric Bradley, Sawyer Watford, and grandson-in-laws Justin Cordero and Daniel Hobbs.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial gifts be offered to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville or Hospice Brazos Valley.