Linda Braford
1947 - 2021
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Linda Braford
April 15, 1947 - May 21, 2021
Puyallup, Washington - On May 21st our wife, mother, grandmother, gaga, dam-o, angel, Linda Marie Braford, unexpectedly left us.
Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Linda knew she was walking proof that great things come in small packages.
Selfless and pure of heart, even on her bad days she would still manage to keep spreading the love of a grandmother. Homemade cookies were her way of spreading love everywhere she went.
Linda had traditional family values. Everything she provided was from the heart as well as her two hands. Linda and her husband Pat kept our family traditions alive year after year.
Even though Linda had to leave; her skills, values, and legacy will never be forgotten and her memory will hold strong in our hearts.
She is predeceased by her parents Floyd and Gladys Grout and her grandson Jacob Reza.
She is survived by her husband Patrick Braford, daughter Cheri Nelms, daughter Tami (Adrian) Reza, grandson Robert Nelms, grandson Ryan (Jaz)Nelms, granddaughter Jessica Reza, brother Bob (Karleen)Grout, brother Jim (Friday)Grout, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Celebration of life to follow at a later time.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.


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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on May 30, 2021.
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May 30, 2021
Linda (Mom Braford to me) will be greatly missed. She was one of the "band moms" when I was in high school and would pick me up for zero hour practice along with her daughter Cheri and my cousin Debbie. It was fun when it was Linda's turn to drive because they had a little dog named Peaches who would ride along. Linda also made my wedding cakes and did such a great job people went back for seconds. The last time I saw her was when I was looking for ballet slippers for my kids and ran into her at the Tacoma Nordstrom store. I believe she worked there. If Linda ever had a bad day I couldn't tell. Always smiling and always helpful, thoughtful, and generous. See you in the morning, Mom Braford.
Valerie Oren Stewart
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