Marleen Ann Bradford was born November 27, 1956, to Reed H. and Shirley C. Aamodt Bradford in Provo, Utah. She died Monday, October 1, 2018, at Utah Valley Hospital from complications following serious health issues.
Marleen attended Wasatch Elementary and Farrer Junior High in Provo, graduating from Provo High School and later earning a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University. She enjoyed teaching in the classroom but especially thrived in the outdoors where she combined her love of horses and students, guiding both of them to new opportunities and abilities. She loved animals and treated them with respect and compassion.
Marleen made friends in many different places and was a champion of the underdog and the underprivileged. Her closest friends and family knew she had some sharp edges, but her greatest gift was her soft heart and the ability to lift others when they were having a difficult time. We will miss her sense of humor and the thoughtful way she reached out to those around her.
She was also the recipient of kindness and generosity from many people who helped her at different times in her life, and to them we express our appreciation. Marleen had a deep love for the Savior and an abiding faith in His Atonement. We are grateful to those in the Neuro Shock Trauma ICU at Utah Valley Hospital who tenderly cared for her these past two weeks.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by her nephew, Parker F. Bradford. She is survived by her brothers and sisters: Mary (Jeff) Rasmussen, Sharon (Michael) Leigh, Dan (Eileen), Ray (Laurie), Randall (Melissa), Ranae (Troy Rees), and Ryan, and by many nieces and nephews. She loved her cat, Tuffy, and her horse, Little Miss. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the LDS meetinghouse located at 245 South 600 East in Springville, Utah. Interment will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery, 420 South 400 East, Spanish Fork, Utah. To express condolences please visit LegacyFunerals.com.
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