Judith Ellen Bradley
June 3, 1947 – January 3, 2020
Judith Ellen Bradley, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away at the age of 73 on Friday, January 3, 2020.
She was proud of her long and loving marriage to husband, Stan Bradley, who cared for her dutifully these last few years. She is also survived by four children and many grandchildren: daughter Mary McLean, granddaughters Madeline and Jessie; son Jeff Walters, daughter-in-law Heather, granddaughter Taylor, grandfurbaby Bella; stepson Michael Bradley, daughter-in-law Sandy, grandchildren Zachary, Ashleigh, Zackary, Xander, Wyatt; daughter Susie Bennett, son-in-law John, grandfurbaby Georgie; and also her brother, John Lund.
Judy and Stan owned and operated Stan’s Mt. View Towing in White Center for decades. Judy brought the softer touch to the towing office and kept the books (and Stan) in order. Over the years, the business enabled Judy and Stan to generously provide for their family in so many special ways including jobs for family members, paying for weddings, college, down payments on homes and more.
Judy was best known for her love of family and putting on a stellar family party. She taught all of us the value of getting together, honoring the holidays, breaking out the good china, dressing up, and putting on one amazing spread of food. Thank goodness she was kind enough to tell us what she put in those meatballs. She was fond of repeating the family saying, “downtown, this would cost you a quarter!”
Judy and Stan had a blast in their heyday, particularly enjoying taking cruises to tropical destinations and bringing home the best souvenirs. For years they frequented slot machine tournaments in Reno with a fun group of family and friends. They also enjoyed boating local waterways in Puget Sound and at Lake Chelan.
Judy, Mom, Grandma - we love and miss you so much. Yet we are comforted to know you are walking and free of pain, looking as beautiful as can be, and probably having a heavenly cocktail with Cloyd, Gladys, Buzz, Sue and Gus. Cheers!
In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored with a donation to JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or Seattle Children’s Hospital. Details of a Celebration of Life event will be shared soon.