Frances Rue Bradford

Frances Rue Bradford

Surrounded by her family, Frances Rue Bradford passed away peacefully on December 4, 2012. She is survived by her devoted husband, Richard, her three sons, David (Deborah), Paul and Peter (Carol), and her beloved granddaughter, Lydia.

Born in Arlington, Washington on August 23, 1919 to Fred and Zoe Emerson, she was the third of five children.

In 1938 she moved to San Francisco where she met Richard. They were married on February 12, 1940.

At the end of WWII Richard and Frances moved to Seattle where they raised their three children.

After Richard retired they moved to Leavenworth and built a house on the Wenatchee River where they enjoyed several years of fishing, swimming and soaking up the sun. During this time they travelled extensively in the United States and Europe. One of their great adventures was sailing on a Polish freighter through the great lakes and across the Atlantic Ocean to England.

Frances was a devoted mother, grandmother, wife, and sister. She was deeply involved in all aspects of family life, and enjoyed making a comfortable home for her husband and sons.

She was an accomplished amateur artist and throughout her life took pleasure in reading and learning about different times and cultures.

Services will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. WA.

Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 11, 2012