Anne Bradford


Anne Bradford
May, 26, 1920 - Oct. 22, 2011

MILTON-FREEWATER - Longtime Walla Walla resident Anne M. Bradford, 91, died Oct. 22, 2011, at Heritage Villa.

Viewing and visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, from 4-8 p.m. at Herring Groseglose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Mountain View Cemetery, 2120 S. Second Ave., Walla Walla. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at St.Paul's Episcopal Church, 323 Catherine St., Walla Walla. The Revs. Ernest Campbell and Birch Rambo will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to: the Alzheimer's Association of America, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Bradford was born in Spring Green, Wisc., on May 26, 1920, to Oscar Rowland Linden and Mabel Hansen Linden. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in Dodgeville, Wisc., in 1937. Anne went on to major in English and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin at
Madison. She met her husband-to- be, Albert Naron Bradford, at the Madison campus where the U.S. Navy had sent him for
officer's training. After Anne graduated in 1942, she taught in Wisconsin schools for a short time before marrying Albert on Aug. 29, 1942, in Hollywood, Fla. The couple then moved to Bakersfield, Calif., where Anne worked at a shipyard while Albert served in the Pacific during World War II.

In 1946, the couple settled in Walla Walla, where prior to the war Albert had been establishing a law practice. Anne taught for a few years at St. Paul's Episcopal School for girls in Walla Walla. Later in life, she worked at the Walla Walla Community College Library.

Anne was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Walla Walla Country Club, Eastern Star and P.E.O. For a season, she and her husband were active fundraisers for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of America.

Anne is survived by a daughter-in-law, Laura L. (Laurie) Bradford of Walla Walla; one brother, Harold K. Linden of Minneapolis, Minn.; one grandson and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert N. Bradford; and two sons, Peter and John Bradford.

Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book at


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