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Kaye Bradford

Kaye Bradford concluded her 98 years of faithful devotion with her quick and peaceful passing on May 24, 2024. 

Born on March 16, 1926, she was given the name Kathryn Jane by her beloved parents, Ray and Kitty Cutler, from whom she learned the traits of kindness, generosity, and faithfulness. She grew up in Salt Lake City as the third child with her two brothers, Bill and Joe, and two sisters, Marge and Sylvia.

In an act of love and courage, Kaye married Ted Bradford, a new Marine recruit on his way to fight in the Pacific theater during World War II. She was a prolific letter writer while he was away and was grateful to be rewarded for her choice of husband by his safe return after the war. Their union produced nine children: Dave, Doug, Dee, Toni, Daron, Dan, Teri, Tina, and Tami. She and Ted had a lively sense of family which allowed the children to grow up close to their many cousins. After Ted graduated from law school, the family moved to Bountiful where Ted and Kaye lived out their lives.

Kaye cultivated a wide range of talents needed to raise her large brood - cooking, baking bread, gardening, sewing, wrestling her children into orderliness at church, and serving in a wide range of church callings. She had a beautiful singing voice and performed frequently with three similarly talented friends at a host of church and other gatherings.

Kaye was a lifelong, faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She honored her commitment to the Savior by showing love and extending compassion and generosity to all she came in contact with. When Ted had a stroke resulting in aphasia and cognitive decline, she took unstinting care of him for his final eight years. Proverbs 31:28 could have been written about her: "Her children arise up and call her blessed." Her children in turn have been blessed by her example of goodness, purity, and faithfulness and by her positive demeanor. Even in her final years, when her memory began to fail her, she was always cheerful and positive – a delight to be around. We'll all miss her calm presence and cheerful outlook.

When she died, she joined her husband and three of her daughters who had preceded her. We can only imagine the joy she felt in being reunited with them, her parents, and a host of progenitors and friends.

We'll celebrate her life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the Bountiful South Stake Center, 1250 S. Main, Bountiful. Friends are welcome to join the family for a viewing just prior to the funeral, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. She will be buried next to her husband and her youngest daughter in the Bountiful City Cemetery.

Thanks to the Russon Mortuary and the North Canyon 5 Ward Relief Society for their service.

Services will be streamed live on Russon Mortuary Live Facebook page and her obituary page at