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BRADY, Ouida Alley, 86, died July 6, 2013 at Spring Arbor Assisted Living of Richmond. Ouida was born October 1, 1926 in Richmond, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas K. Brady; son, John T. "Jack" Brady; stepgrandson, Stephen Mihal; siblings, Virginia Alley, Eugene Alley and Julian Alley; and sister-in-law, Helen Brady Jones. She is survived by her daughter, Janice Brady; son-in-law, Bud Mihal; stepgranddaughter, Colleen Mihal and her husband, Dane Patunoff; stepgreat-grandson, Bodhi Patunoff; nieces, Libby Jones and Dee Fulgham; nephews, Gene Alley (Laurie), Jerry Alley (Debbie) and Scott Alley; sisters-in-law, Gloria Alley and Elsie Alley; and special cousins, Bud and Sharon Haas, and Claudyne and Carl Thompson; as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1943, the same spring that she met the love of her life in a chance meeting in Byrd Park. While walking from her home on Parkwood Avenue to Boulevard United Methodist Church by way of the park, she met Dallas, a Pennsylvanian who was attending the Navy's diesel school in Richmond for several months. He was also walking in the park with several fellow sailors that Sunday. They fell in love during Dallas' brief time in Richmond and through the many letters exchanged during the war. After fulfilling a family obligation at his home in Pennsylvania, they married in May 1948 and spent their life together in Richmond. She retired from Bell Atlantic in 1986 after 22 years of service. She was an active member of Welborne United Methodist Church and prior to that Trinity United Methodist Church. Ouida leaves behind a loving family and dear friends who will miss her greatly. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful caregivers and friends from Spring Arbor Assisted Living of Richmond, who cared for Ouida over the past eight and a half years, as well as the caring staff at Hospice Community Care. Please join us in a celebration of her life 11 a.m. Saturday, August 24, at Welborne United Methodist Church, 920 Maybeury Dr., with a reception to follow at Richmond Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association. This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.