Betty Jo Bradford
March 30, 1925 - January 28, 2014
Betty Jo Bradford, age 88, passed away on January 28, 2014, after a lengthy illness. She enjoyed joking with her caregivers and was loved deeply by her family. It made her day to make someone smile. She was a generous person who had many peaks and valleys throughout her life. In her youth she enjoyed parties and many outdoor activities. She went boating with Carl and Arrowhead hunting with Lonnie. She was a wonderful cook and really enjoyed a good meal. Getting a bargain always excited her. At the end she said, "I am ready and I have lived a long life".
Betty Jo has been a waitress, a storeowner, a wife, and homemaker, and later a real estate agent in both Grand Junction and Phoenix, Arizona. As a young women she worked in a munitions factory in Washington, DC during World War II. Her primary residence has been in the Grand Junction area. She was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, but after her father passed away in Oklahoma in 1934, the family moved to the Grand Junction area.
She will join her mother, Myrtle Thompson; father, Jess Stewart; sister, Louis; two brothers, Ralph and Jack; two husbands, Carl Lake and Lonnie Bradford, and son, Terry Lake. They will now care for her. Sandra Inman is her surviving sister.
Betty Jo had four children, Bill Sightler, Cindy Logue, Terry Lake, and Shalona Costello. She was very fond of her daughter-in-law, Charlene Sightler, and two sons-in-law, Tom Logue and Bob Costello. She had nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Per her wishes there will be no memorial services and would prefer any donations be made to Roice Hurst Humane Society at 362 28 Rd., Grand Junction, Colorado or HopeWest Hospice, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, Colorado.