Mary Ann Bradford of Oakdale, 77, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at her home with family by her side. Mary Ann was born in Los Angeles, CA to Pete and Mary Lealy on February 20, 1939. She was reared in Culver City, CA and graduated from Culver High School in 1957. In 1961 she graduated from California Hospital Medical Center School of Nursing in Los Angeles. She worked as an RN primarily in Pediatrics during her career and the last 12 years for Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton and Walnut Creek, CA, retiring in 2002. She earned her private pilot license in 1989 and has been a proud member of the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots.
Her survivors include her husband of 55 years William L. Bradford Jr. Oakdale, CA. Children Lisa Corbett Orange, CA, William L. Bradford III (Maria) Livermore, CA, Karen Songerwala (Maz) San Jose, CA. Sister Libby McMann (Rich) Yucca Valley, CA. Grandchildren Edward Corbett, Gabriel Songerwala, Mariela Bradford. Preceded in death by father Pete Lealy, grandson Peter Corbett and mother Mary Lealy.
As per her wishes no services will be held. Remembrances can be made to the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o the Ninety-Nines, Inc. International Organization of Women Pilots, 4300 Amelia Earhart Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73159-1140.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
March 23, 2016