Donna Gayle (Dorsey) Bradford

October 11, 1947 - June 29, 2018

Obituary

Donna Gayle (Dorsey) Bradford was born October 11, 1947 in Anadarko, Oklahoma. She passed away on June 29, 2018 at her home, west of Albert, Oklahoma, at the age of 70.

She was survived by her children, Bill Bradford of Houston, Texas, Kris Bradford and girlfriend Tiffani Dantzler of Albert, Oklahoma, her grandchildren, Dekota and Denver Bradford, of Albert, Oklahoma, her uncle, Jardy Colclasure and wife Sue of Waco, Texas, her Aunt Kathryn Fischer and husband Randy of Fort Collins, Colorado, her niece, Nancy Griffin and husband Mitch of Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma, nephew, Doug Pond and wife Shelly, of Weatherford, Oklahoma, her great nieces and nephew, Macy and Madi Griffin, of Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma, and Brooks and Bailee Pond, of Weatherford, Oklahoma, as well as many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman Walker Dorsey and Alice Lee (Colclasure) Dorsey, her sister, Glenna Byrle (Dorsey) Pond, and her daughter-in-law Amy Bradford.

Donna graduated from Oney High School in 1965 where she was in music, played basketball and softball, and was a member of 4-H and FHA. Her junior year she played infield for her softball team that received runner-up in the state tournament.

Donna attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with studies in accounting, economics, and office management.

Donna married Larry Griffith after college. She then moved to El Reno, Oklahoma where she married Bill Bradford, Sr., and worked several years as a deputy at the El Reno Police Department. In 1983 she moved to Anadarko, where she worked at the Caddo County ASCS office from 1983 to 1985, then as a reserve deputy at the Caddo County Sheriff’s Office from 1985 until she retired in 2012. In 1993 she moved back to her home town of Albert, Oklahoma where she was currently residing.

Donna loved attending church, volunteering at food pantries, making jewelry, playing with her dogs Toby, Izzy, and Red, and being a foreign exchange student host mom.

In the last two years, Donna was a host mom for three foreign exchange students which she considered as her own children—Gustavo Santa of Brazil, Dongwoo Kim of South Korea, and Siri Kotakam of Thailand.

Events

Services: Donna did not want a funeral. She simply requested a small memorial and cookout in her memory with close family and friends. She wanted to be cremated and her ashes to be scattered on the farm around her home. Her memorial will be scheduled at a later time

Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at turnerfuneralhomes@gmail.com, turnerfh.net, or you can find us on facebook.com (Turner Funeral Homes).