Wanda Jean Bradley was born October 19, 1932 in Strong City, Oklahoma to Cordelia and Earl Herbert Archer the oldest of two children. She passed away December 5, 2019 at the age of 87 years.
Wanda attended school in various places in her youth to include Strong City and Cheyenne and graduated HS in 1951. In her early life she traveled with her family along the railroad routes living in many states as Earl was a Santa Fe Railroad employee eventually permanently settling in Strong City. She was married to William Glen Bradley June 4, 1951. Her and Glen traveled extensively and lived throughout the country as Glen was a driller for Hilliard Drilling Company.
Wanda and Glen moved back to Oklahoma in 1966 and moved back to Strong City in 1978 to make their home. She and Glen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2001. She was a member of the Strong City Quilting B, and held many different job titles in her lifetime, including two business’s, The Western Breeze Drive-In located in Cheyenne, OK and a small store in Strong City. She enjoyed art and was a very good painter; much of her art hangs on the walls of friends and families home today. She had a love of family that was unsurpassed and loved people with a passion.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glen Bradley; 1 brother in law, Gene Whitson; 1 daughter in law, Cassandra Lone Elk.
She is survived by 2 sons, Carey and wife Jacqueline of Oklahoma City, Tommy Bradley living abroad; sister, Shirley Whitson of Cheyenne; 2 nieces, Jymay Mcleod of Strong City, Judy Wells of Cheyenne; 6 grandchildren, Glendon Bradley, Rosa Conley, Dillon Bradley, Dalton Bradley, Tommy Bradley and Nicole Bradley, 4 great grandchildren, Trace Philips, Eden Bradley, Coraley, Conley and Ezra Bradley, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Strong City Baptist Church, Strong City, Oklahoma. Graveside services followed at the Strong City Cemetery under the direction of Whinery Funeral Services.