Mary Ann Bradford
July 19, 1918 – April 16, 2021
Mary Ann Jones Bradford, born in Farmersville, Texas, July 19, 1918, to William Moses Jones and Osee Tom Cook, passed away peacefully on (date) at (age). She is survived by her daughter Ann Bradford of Houston; daughter-in-law, Linda Bradford of Chugiak, Alaska; 3 grandsons and their families: Rob and Kathy Bradford, and great granddaughter Samantha of Milwaukee, WI; great grandson Danny and wife Brittany and great-great grandchildren, Beau and Bella, of Racine, WI; Sean and Cindy Bradford and great grandchildren Breanna and Gavin of Lakeline, OH; and Bret Bradford and great granddaughter Emily and great grandson Gage of Chugiak, AK; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; husband William Gordon Bradford, Jr., in July, 1975; her son, William Gordon Bradford, III, in July, 2005; and her siblings Edwin, Ruth, Bill, Sarah, and Johnny.
The Jones family moved to Houston from Dallas in 1932. Mary Ann graduated from San Jacinto High School in 1936 and from Rice Institute in 1940. She married William Gordon (Bill) Bradford, Jr., on August 3, 1940. Bill served in New Guinea during World War II for 3-1/2 years, after which they settled in Houston, where he worked at Mosher Steel Company. They enjoyed a life-long friendship of travel, a shared beach house, and Saturday night poker games with three other families--the Greers, the Edgars, and the Sindersons. Mary Ann was a retiree of ConocoPhillips in Houston. She also enjoyed volunteer church work at Bethany United Methodist Church and at First United Methodist Church in Houston, where she was a member of the Adelphi Sunday School Class. She traveled extensively with her beloved daughter Ann, and dear friends Dr. Jim Fleming and Hannaniah Pinto, as well as with her best friend Dorothy Sattler.
A private burial service will be the morning of April 29th, followed by a 2 PM Memorial Service at First United Methodist Church, 1320 Main at Clay, in Downtown Houston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Encounters in Archaeology, P. O. Box 3900, LaGrange, GA 30241; or The Adelphi Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church, 1320 Main at Clay, Houston, TX 77002; or to the charity of your choice.
Thursday, April 29, 2021