Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Betty  Bradley Memorial
Betty  Bradley Memorial

Betty Bradley

Betty Bradley

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Betty Frances Bradley

Betty passed away in the presence of family on Friday, September 4, 2020.  She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt.  Betty was born in Lyman, Washington on September 20, 1930 to John and Gladys (Bishop) McCalib.

She graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1948.  In 1949, she married JD Bradley.  They made their home in Lyman and later moved to Sedro-Woolley.  They had two children: a daughter, Melinda, and a son, Steve.

Throughout the years, she worked in retail and in restaurants around the Skagit Valley.  Betty was an accomplished cook and loved to bake.  She loved to sew and crochet, making quilts and afghans for her family and friends.  She was also known for her green thumb and her love of flowers.  Betty loved visitors, especially her great-grandchildren.  One friend from Country Meadows shared that Betty always said, “Come on in, my door is open.”  Betty was sweet, kind, and giving to all who knew her.  She will be dearly missed.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Melinda (Doug) Helde; son, Steve (Heidi) Bradley; grandchildren, Angela (Kevin) Knutsen, Chris (Amber) Helde, Melissa (Alex) Brancheau  and Ryan Bradley; great grandchildren, Henry, William, Zella and Spencer Knutsen, Cooper, Chloe, Carson, Cody and Carter Brancheau, and Luke Helde; brothers, Wayne Bishop and Doyle (Marlene) McCalib; sister, Mary (Ron) Holmes; sister in law, Bev McCalib.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Gladys McCalib; husband, JD Bradley; brother, Dale McCalib; sister in law, Jean Bishop.

Betty will be laid to rest next to her husband, JD at the Lyman Cemetery.  The family would like to thank Country Meadows Village for their wonderful care of Betty for the last 7 years.  Share your memories of Betty and sign the online guest register.


  • Clark Nesmith

    Memory of Betty and JD operating the Lyman Jackpot Cafe. Doyle and Mary, so sorry for your loss. Heartfelt condolences.

  • Marilyn Simmons

    Betty used to share a table in the dining room at Country Meadows with my Mom and we’d have good conversation every time I went to visit Mom. Betty was a very nice lady and I know she’ll be missed. My prayers go out to her family and friends.